Offbeat latkes jazz up Hanukkah brunch - Holidays

Offbeat latkes jazz up Hanukkah brunch

SHANNON SARNA | JTA News & Features | Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:00 am

I first tasted latkes for brunch at a trendy eatery on the Lower East Side about six years ago. Since then, I've seen them across the country on brunch menus everywhere from diners to Michelin Star restaurants.

Latkes — or potato pancakes, as they're known to non-Jews — are comfort food that provide the perfect base to any number of savory toppings, but especially a runny egg or salty, fatty smoked salmon. After all, a latke is very similar to hash browns, a quintessential breakfast food.

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