Light your Hanukkah with a probiotic take on a holiday classic. Instead of topping your potato latkes with sour cream, try using whipped Lifeway Farmer Cheese. Our subtle, spreadable cheese offers a new take on an old tradition while nourishing your body with protein and probiotics. These Crispy Potato Latkes with Farmer Cheese and Smoked Salmon are so good—everyone at your table will love them!
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- 1 small onion, peeled and halved
- 4 large gold potatoes, peeled
- 1 large egg, lightly whisked
- dash each of kosher salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup neutral oil
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
- whipped for serving Farmer Cheese
- smoked Salmon, for topping
- unsweetened applesauce for serving
- Grate onions with a box grater over a kitchen towel. When done grating wrap the onions in the towel and squeeze out any access moisture. Transfer to a bowl.
- Get a fresh towel, and grate the potatoes. Squeeze out the access moister and add to the bowl with the onions. toss the mixture until combined.
- Add the egg and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium/high heat. Scoop 1/3 cup of the potato mixture into the skillet once hot. Use a spatula to flatten. Cook until golden and crisp.
- Add Farmer Cheese to a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add a dollop of farmer cheese and or applesauce to the potato latke and top with smoked salmon. Season with salt and pepper.