Curried Broccoli Latkes, Preserved Lemon Sour Cream

broccoli latkes
Curried Broccoli Latkes with Carrot, Scallion & Dried Cranberry
Preserved Meyer Lemon Sour Cream

May you be strengthened by tradition,
Warmed by the Hanukkah lights,
And may your life be touched with miracles.

We eat foods fried in olive oil to commemorate the ancient miracle that occurred in the second century BCE. A jug of olive oil, which held enough oil to last for one day, burned for eight when the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated.

I make latkes every Hanukkah. And they are always a little different. Almost always the base is potato, but not this year. 5773 is the year of the broccoli latke!

Curried Broccoli Latke Recipe

how to make broccoli latkes
Organic shredded broccoli stems are tossed with some shredded carrot, dried cranberries, and sliced scallion. The mixture is seasoned with curry powder, fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Then flour is sprinkled over the mixture and tossed to lightly coat. Just enough beaten egg is then added to bind the mixture.

how to fry latkes lacy style
Add a combination of half olive oil and half canola oil to a hot frying pan. There should be enough oil to generously cover the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot, place mounds of the broccoli mixture in the pan making sure they do not touch. To get the lacy effect, do not press down on the mounds. Let them be a little wild.

how to make vegetable latkes
Turn the heat to medium-high. This will ensure that the exterior gets crispy and the interior cooks through. When the first side is browned and crisp, carefully turn the latkes over and cook the other side. (I use a spatula and a pair of tongs).

preserved lemon sour cream
Meanwhile, finely chop the rind of preserved Meyer lemon and stir it in to sour cream. We like Trader Joe’s  Simply Non-Fat Sour Cream, it’s a good balance to the fried latkes.

latkes on paper towels
Drain the latkes on paper towels, season the hot latkes with a bit of sea salt.

broccoli latkes, preserved lemon sour cream
Serve the latkes right away with a small dollop of preserved lemon sour cream on top.

hanukkah latkes, broccoli latkes, preserved lemon sour cream

Happy Hanukkah!
Peace. Love. Light.

Extending my very best wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season!
Lori Lynn

11 thoughts on “Curried Broccoli Latkes, Preserved Lemon Sour Cream”

  1. This must be one of the most fun and imaginative ways to cook latkes! Tomorrow’s lunch 🙂 ! [There’s always broccoli in this house!] Happy Hanukkah! And thank you!!

  2. Happy Hanukkah LL! I had never heard of “latke” before, but the cooking style is very similar to Japanese “kakiage”. Absolutely beautiful and I love that you put lemon sour cream on top. Making the deep fried dish extra light, which let us enjoy one or two more Latkes… 🙂

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