Source: Food52, September 23, 2011

makes 8-10 latkes


For the Latkes:

2 medium red potatoes, peeled and grated (about 2 cups)
1 medium celery root, peeled and grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Olive oil for frying

For the sauce:

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 tablespoon apricot jam
pinch of salt 


  1. In a bowl, combine potatoes, celeriac, and red onions. Mix well.
  2. Add pepper, flour, salt and eggs. Using fork, mix so eggs are evenly mixed in.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat.
  4. Form latkes into roughly 2-inch mounds and add to pan. Flatten with spatula.
  5. Fry each side for about 4 minutes before turning.
  6. Add more oil as needed. Blot extra oil on paper towels before serving.
  7. For yogurt sauce, mix all ingredients and stir to combine. Ginger and jam amounts can be adjusted to taste. Serve on side of latkes or spoon on top.