21 Next-Level Latkes You Need To Try

Listen, I love plain old potatoes as much as the next person. But it's time to dream bigger.

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Before we get started, let's be clear: There is NOTHING wrong with classic potato latkes. They are perfect.

BUT: There is also a whole world of cool, hip Alternative latkes made with new flavors and exciting root vegetables, waiting to be loved and admired. Why limit yourself?

Here are a bunch of recipes to get started with:

6. Rainbow Latkes

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This is definitely an extra-credit project, but it's so cool! The latkes, from top down, are made with beet, sweet potato, squash, zucchini, and purple cauliflower. Get the recipe.