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Wasabi Pea Latke Bites

COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
20 mins
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COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
20 mins
RATE THIS RECIPE
(8)

Ingredients

  • 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)
  • Chef notes

    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.

    Preparation

    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.