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Asian Mock Crab Red Potato Latkes

mock crab latke

These Asian Mock Crab Red Potato Latkes double as a classic Chanukah dish and a fish course! They are seasoned with a fusion of Asian inspired flavors and then topped with a rich Garlic-Ginger Tehina.

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  • 24 latkesServings


Asian Mock Crab Red Potato Latkes:

  • 1 lb. imitation crab, shredded by hand
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon Old Bay Spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread-crumbs
  • Canola oil

Garlic-Ginger Tehina:

  • 1⁄2 cup tahini paste
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Juice of 1⁄2 a lemon
  • Salt and pepper


1. Mix all the ingredients together just until incorporated. Turn the stove onto medium-high.

2. Place a pan on the stove and fill with about a 1/2 inch oil. When hot (but not smoking), drop a heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture into the oil and flatten with a spatula.

3. Fry on one side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown; repeat on the other side. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel. 

Serve warm with Garlic-Ginger Tehina; all ingredients together until incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe originally published in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine Winter 2014 Subscribe Now

Magazine Winter 2014
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