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Hanukkah Latkes: Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream

December 03, 2010

It’s the 3rd night of Hanukkah, and I have been searching for a new, creative Latke recipe to prepare. Luckily, I found these Cilantro-Jalapeno Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream from Cooking Light Magazine. With only 260 calories and 11 grams of fat, you can’t go wrong with this healthy and fabulous latke recipe (whether you celebrate Hanukkah or not). I appreciate Cooking Light for allowing me to share their photo and recipe for this post as it was used with their permission. Check out some other Latke recipes that I would love to try.

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Cilantro-Jalapeno Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
6 tablespoons light sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
3/4 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
6 cups shredded peeled baking potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 cup grated fresh onion
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
1 large egg
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

2. Combine potato and onion in a colander. Drain 30 minutes, pressing occasionally with the back of a spoon until barely moist. Combine potato mixture, flour, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; toss well.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Spoon 1/4 cup potato mixture loosely into a dry measuring cup. Pour mixture into pan; flatten slightly. Repeat the procedure 5 times to form 6 latkes. Sauté 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Remove latkes from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and potato mixture to yield 12 latkes total. Serve with sour cream mixture.


21 Responses to “Hanukkah Latkes: Cilantro-Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Sour Cream”
December, 03 2010at 09:11 pm
Alison, I LOVE this recipe! I'm a lover of potatoes and this recipe is right up my alley.. crispy and spicy. I'll be trying this out soon.
January, 01 2011at 11:19 am
Those latkes look good!
dropfood says:
December, 04 2010at 06:01 am
Your recipe was posted.
December, 04 2010at 07:57 am
Such a creative latke recipe-they look AMAZING! Cilantro, jalapeno & chipotle make these extra special! xo
Nancy says:
December, 04 2010at 10:06 am
This looks great...and how could you go wrong with cilantro-jalapeno and chipotle sour cream? YUM!
Jun says:
December, 04 2010at 10:25 am
Mmmmm, only 260 calories and 11 grams of fat. I like this. Totally.
December, 04 2010at 11:16 am
OMG that pic is screaming PERFECT latkes!! Gorgeous, and definitely, as you can imagine I am all about a fiery twist to the traditional!! Love it! Shulie
Amy says:
December, 04 2010at 11:40 am
This post rocks! I'm making rise tonight for sure! Love your site as always
December, 04 2010at 05:19 pm
WOW these look off the charts tasty! A major twist on an old favorite!
December, 04 2010at 06:20 pm
Love the flavor combination here. What a great idea. Actually these look so good they could be like a little hors d'ouevre to crunch away on. Or, maybe the starting place for a TexMex or Southwestern holiday dinner.
Wenderly says:
December, 04 2010at 06:48 pm
Those look absolutely divine. And decadent. And like something that I'll not be able to get out of my head until I make them and taste them with not only my eyes, but my mouth.
Ann says:
December, 05 2010at 12:25 pm
We made these last night, and Alison, they were unbelievable! This is my new favorite Latke recipe. Your site is wonderful!
Mindy says:
December, 05 2010at 12:26 pm
Now this is a latke recipe! There are so few on the internet worth trying, but I can now stop looking
December, 05 2010at 04:42 pm
[...] (tamales, albondigas soup, and champurrado are a Christmas Eve-Eve tradition). So when I saw this recipe for cilantro-jalapeno latkes with chipotle sour cream, I knew it was perfect for us. Grating potatoes and an onion and then mashing them in a colander to [...]
Harriet says:
December, 05 2010at 07:55 pm
We made these today, and they came out perfect. All of my company was so impressed. Thanks for sharing!
Aggie says:
December, 08 2010at 03:49 pm
oh my goodness, my mouth is watering for these!! What a great way to kick up latkes!!
naomi says:
December, 19 2011at 12:28 pm
these are one of my favorite side dishes and your twist on them sounds fantastic! want to trade some for desserts?? :)
Jeanette says:
December, 19 2011at 09:53 am
What an unusual latkes - would love to try this!
December, 22 2011at 08:08 am
Excellent! Those look so good, and did you take the picture too? I am going to try these over the weekend.
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