Potato and carrot latke with herby quark and salmon eggs

Potato and carrot latke with herby quark and salmon eggs

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Serves
8
Photographer
Elisa Watson

These oversized latke are a grown-up version of the ones I ate every year to celebrate Chanukah. They were a particular favourite of my dad and brother. My family are salt addicts – no matter how good the latke tasted, we would always sprinkle each with salt before eating it. We could often demolish more than twenty in one sitting.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3 potatoes, peeled and cut in half
1/2 carrot, peeled
3 tablespoons chopped dill, plus extra sprigs to garnish
2 tablespoons potato starch
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon salmon eggs, to garnish

Herby quark

Quantity Ingredient
350g quark
1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf (italian) parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then take off the heat and drain. The potatoes need to be solid enough to grate, so they need very little cooking.
  2. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, grate them into a mixing bowl. Grate the carrot into the bowl also.
  3. Add the chopped dill, potato starch, egg, salt and pepper, and mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in 2 × 20 cm frying pans over very high heat, then put half the mixture in each pan, flattening them down well.
  5. Brown the latke for 30 seconds on each side, then reduce the heat to low and continue cooking for a further 10 minutes on each side.
  6. To make the herby quark, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  7. Serve the latke warm, topped with spoonfuls of herby quark, with salmon eggs and dill sprigs to garnish.
Tags:
Jewish cooking
Jewish
Chicken soup
Shabbat
Challah
Yom kippur
Pastrami
Dinner party
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