Spaghetti Squash Latke With Feta, Sumac And Citrus Recipe

Dec 4, 2013 4:00 pm

Make a bold, punchy latke for Hanukkah's last night

spaghetti squash latke
Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah with this fancy yet simple spaghetti squash latke recipe.

We had a blast at Monday's night's 5th Annual Latke Festival in NYC's Flatiron district. We liked it last year at BAM, too. Those were some great latkes. And since the holiday of crispy potatoes draws to a close tonight, we thought we'd share the recipe for one of our favorite pancakes at the party: Chef Liz Neumark of The Sylvia Center's seasonal spaghetti squash latke with creamy, tangy whipped feta and citrus.

Don't worry about the dehydrated olives if you can't find them (most likely) or don't feel like dehydrating olives (also likely). It'll be much better with them, but you can get by without 'em.

Servings: 6 to 8


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 shallots, minced
2 small jalapeños, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon Harissa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
coarse salt and ground pepper
4 cups roasted spaghetti squash, patted dry
2 cups potato, peeled, coarse grated
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
2 cups Feta cheese, whipped til smooth in a stand mixer or food processor
2 tablespoons dehydrated black olive, ground in coffee grinder
2 tablespoons sumac
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 cups Grapeseed oil
20 citrus segments
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add shallots, jalapenos and harissa, cook, stirring, until softened, 7 minutes.
  2. Stir in cumin and coriander and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper, let cool slightly, 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in squash, potato, eggs and flour. Wipe out skillet, then add grapeseed oil until the pan is filled to 1/4-inch high; heat over medium. In batches, add batter in 1/4 cup to skillet and cook until pancakes are golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. Transfer pancakes to oven to keep warm; repeat with remaining batter.
  5. Top with whipped feta, a sprinkle of olive, citrus segments, sumac and parsley.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
40 minutes
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