Latke Burgers Are The Perfect Update To Your Hanukkah Meal — RECIPE

With Hanukkah being eight nights of presents, food, family, friends, and more, it is easy to fall into a pattern of eating latkes over and over again. Don’t get me wrong — it truly is all fun and games, but this latke burger recipe is the perfect way to spice up your Hanukkah feast. Using what you probably already have in the house — tons of latkes — you can create this extremely delicious burger in a surprisingly short amount of time.

Layered in between two latke patties (cooked as you normally would — see the recipe below!), I added a burger patty, some lettuce for crunch, and a blue cheese with horseradish sauce that is beyond words. So no, this recipe isn’t kosher, but it is super delicious. For those of you who celebrate Hanukkah (or not!) and don’t keep kosher, this is one recipe you must try. The recipe below makes one burger, but it is super easy to multiply it and make more for everybody. Plus, you can use any toppings you would like: beet horseradish sauce, tomato, bacon (so not kosher, but tastes good!), and more. Your Hanukkah meal just got a serious upgrade.

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For latkes:

  • 2 white potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. matzo meal (alternative: flour)
  • Extra virgin olive oil

For burger and toppings:

  • Burger patty
  • 2 pieces of Bibb lettuce
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Bread & butter pickles

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup chunky blue cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. horseradish sauce


  1. Shred potatoes in a food processor, or by hand using a grater.
  2. Place shredded potatoes in a large mixing bowl, and strain using a paper towel.
  3. Add in egg and matzo meal to potato mixture. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the olive oil into a skillet (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan). Heat the skillet over low-medium.
  5. Roll the latke mixture into a ball shape with your hands, and flatten it out. Place two to three (depending on the size of your skillet) in the pan. Let cook for roughly two to three minutes on each side, or until the entire latke is golden brown.
  6. Cook the burger according to instructions. Typically, burger patties pre-cut can be cooked on a skillet over medium heat for six to eight minutes on each side, or until completely brown. Cooking meat depends on your preference, and consuming undercooked meat can be hazardous to your health.
  7. Place the burger on a latke patty, and top with lettuce.
  8. In a mixing bowl, combine blue cheese and horseradish. Whisk to combine.
  9. Pour dressing over the burger lettuce, and top with second latke.
  10. Top or serve with pickles. Enjoy!

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