It’s just about Hannukah season, and we’re already tired of uninspired latke recipes. All notions of what’s kosher and what’s not aside, one of our favorite ways to amp up any semi-bland recipe is by adding jumbo lump crab. What really gets us going about these potato pancakes is the fact that they’re like crabcakes and fries in one happy little patty.

The treif-tastic brainchild of The Water Club’s Chef Aaron Bashy, these latkes have a high crab-to-potato ratio to ensure that the crab’s subtle flavor comes out. Serve these decadent bites with scallion sour cream at your holiday get-together and nobody will have to fill up on cookies.