Brussels Sprouts Latkes

READY IN: 40mins




  • Heat oil to 350 degrees F in a small, deep pan. Using a small pan will allow for a deeper layer of oil.
  • Cut the stems off the Brussels sprouts, and cut each sprout in half. Place in a food processor, and blend until finely chopped.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks. Place in a food processor, and blend until finely chopped. If available, use a juicer to remove the excess moisture from the potatoes. Otherwise, squeeze the moisture out using a kitchen towel.
  • Mix Brussels sprouts, potatoes, diced chives, and chopped marjoram in a large bowl until combined.
  • Beat eggs separately, then add to the bowl with the vegetables. Mix together with breadcrumbs, paprika, salt, white pepper, and black pepper. Mix thoroughly until fully blended.
  • Place the entire mixture in a strainer, and press downward to push out whatever moisture remains. Potatoes are very moist, and will cause the latkes to fall apart in the pan if this isn't done.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to form the mixture into a ball, then flatten the ball out to make a patty shape. Repeat several times on a plate or cutting board so they'll be ready. As latkes are cooking, repeat this process to refill the plate and have them ready.
  • Recheck the temperature of the oil in the pan. Lower the heat if necessary to keep the temperature around 350 degrees: oil heats up fast and retains the heat. Overly hot oil will burn the latkes.
  • NOTE: It may be necessary to use a bench scraper to remove the patties from the plate or cutting board.
  • Add as many patties to the pan as you can without crowding the pan. Cook for a few minutes, then flip over using a spatula when you see the bottom of the latke starting to brown. Cook for a few more minutes, then remove from pan and place on a paper towel to soak up the oil.
  • Repeat until all latkes are cooked. Serve with sour cream if desired. If storing for later, allow latkes to cool fully, then refrigerate in a container using a fresh paper towel between layers.