The Weekend Recipe: potato latkes with caviar
These delicious pancakes are traditionally enjoyed as part of Hanukkah celebrations but can be cooked – and eaten – anytime
Saturday 17 December 2022 By Soho House
This week’s recipe is in honour of Hanukkah , which takes place from Sunday 18 to Monday 26 December. No Hanukkah table would be complete without latkes (also known as potato pancakes), but as well as being a signature Jewish dish, they’re incredibly versatile and moreish. Perfect, in other words, for hearty winter meals all season.
This particular recipe – a take on traditional latkes, elevated with caviar – comes from Samantha Stone, Soho House’s Chief Membership Officer, who is based in West Hollywood. She inherited it from her mother – the original version is from a newspaper dating back 40 years. It’s a total crowd-pleaser at Soho House West Hollywood, especially when served with ROE caviar and crème fraiche.
1 large potato
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp sour cream
½ tsp chopped chives
3 tbsp caviar
1. Peel and wash the potato, then grate into a bowl. Squeeze out excess water with a paper towel. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Divide grated potato into three parts.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan until very hot. Using a large spoon, place the divided potato into the pan and press down each mound with back of spatula to create three individual pancakes. Cook for approximately one minute or until golden. Turn and cook the other side to golden brown.
3. Remove the pancakes with a slotted spatula and place onto paper towel(s) to drain. Plate pancakes separately and top each with a tablespoon of sour cream. Sprinkle with chives, then top each one with a tablespoon of caviar.
4. Serve immediately.