© Guy Ambrosino
Active Time
Total Time
45 MIN
Serves : makes about 24

Making these butternut squash latkes bite-sized and topping each with a dollop of chive sour cream turns this Hanukkah staple into an elegant appetizer. Slideshow: Delicious Latkes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a bowl, stir together the shredded squash, onions, egg and matzoh meal. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 2    

Heat 1/4-inch of oil in a large heavy skillet and heat over moderate heat. Working in batches, drop heaping tablespoons of the squash mixture into the hot oil, flattening slightly with the back of the spoon. Fry until the latkes are golden-brown and crisp on both sides, carefully flipping halfway through, 6 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the latkes from the oil and drain on a paper towel–lined rack. Continue with the remaining squash mixture.

Step 3    

Stir together the sour cream and chives in a small bowl. To serve, place a small dollop of the sour cream on each latke and sprinkle with flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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