This year, go beyond plain old potato.

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Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these fritters strike a happy medium between crunchy hash browns and soft potato pancakes and are perfect with a side of applesauce. Get the recipe:Perfect Latkes
Heath Goldman
Heath Goldman

Perfect Latkes

Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these fritters strike a happy medium between crunchy hash browns and soft potato pancakes and are perfect with a side of applesauce.

Get the recipe: Perfect Latkes

Heath Goldman

Dill Latkes With Lemon Sour Cream

Fry up these crowd-pleasing beauties for your next holiday party. Plenty of chopped dill gives them a pop of green color, and the simple lemon sour cream garnish pairs well with smoked fish.

Get the recipe: Dill Latkes With Lemon Sour Cream

Heath Goldman

Horseradish and Caper Latkes With Smoked Salmon

A fun take on latkes and their traditional accompaniments, these fritters are packed with horseradish and briny capers. The spicy salty flavor begs for a healthy side of smoked salmon or gravalax, if you can find it.

Get the recipe: Horseradish and Caper Latkes With Smoked Salmon

Heath Goldman

Cheesy Jalapeno Latkes With Avocado

Why not add some southwestern flare to your holiday favorite? Opt for a block of cheese over the pre-shredded variety; when grated by hand, it will brown nicely in the pan and make for extra crispy latkes. Also: to ensure it stays bright green, slice your avocado after the pancakes are made and drizzle it with a bit of lemon.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Jalapeno Latkes With Avocado

Heath Goldman

Sweet Potato Latkes With Brie Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

Sweet potato latkes are pretty traditional, but this twist offers an unusual but tasty balance of sweet, salty, and acidic flavors. Let the Brie sit out of the refrigerator while you make the latkes so it’s flavorful and runny.

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Latkes With Brie Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

Heath Goldman

Apple Cinnamon Latkes With Maple Syrup

Latkes for breakfast, anyone? These savory-sweet pancakes taste like the essence of late fall. Try making them the night before, then re-heating them in the oven until they’re warmed through and crisp. And make sure your maple syrup is hot!

Get the recipe: Apple Cinnamon Latkes With Maple Syrup