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Wasabi Pea Latke Bites
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25-30 latke bites

This perfect party app is an exciting, unexpected mash up of two of Jewish and Japanese cuisines. The flavor combo is beyond delicious!

Technique tip: To ensure a perfectly crispy latke, squeeze out all excess liquid from the grated potatoes and onions with a clean kitchen towel and be sure not to overcrowd the pan.

Swap option: Swap Idaho for purple or sweet potatoes, they're both beautiful and pleasing to the palate.


    • 5 Idaho potatoes, peeled and grated
    • 1 large onion, grated
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons wasabi powder
    • 1/2 cup wasabi peas, coarsely chopped
    • Extra virgin olive oil, for frying
  • To serve (optional)

    • Wasabi sauce
    • Sour cream
    • Ginger
    • Snipped chives
    • Micro greens
    • Fresh herbs
    • Wasabi peas
    • Scallion curls
    • Ikura (salmon roe)


1. Place potatoes and onions in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out all liquid.

2. In a bowl, combine dry potatoes and onions with eggs, salt, soy sauce, wasabi powder and wasabi peas and stir to combine thoroughly.

3. Heat a large sauté pan over high heat with 1-inch layer of oil. Once oil is hot, add potato mixture to pan using a 1 tablespoon ice cream scooper. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden. Remove to drain on paper towels.

4. Assemble an array of decorative bites by mixing and matching garnish as desired.

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