Any Festival of Lights celebration worth its weight in gelt has latkes. Too often these fried potato pancakes are greasy and one-dimensional, and make the house smell. In this recipe, Sara Dickerman adds turnips and thyme, and fries the latkes in duck fat, for small, flavorful patties that will make any Hanukkah reveler happy. As for the smelly house, turn to these tips.
Game plan: You could serve these with duck confit and use the leftover duck fat for frying. This recipe is fleishig if made with duck fat.