The celery root in this recipe is a departure form the standard potato latke, but it gives this hors d’oeuvre a hint of celery flavor. To make the latkes, combine shredded celery root with onion, eggs, and matzo meal, form the mixture into little patties, and fry in shallow oil until crispy on the outside and creamy in the center. Top the latkes with mustard- or horseradish-flavored mayonnaise, smoky pastrami, and dill pickles. These addictive appetizers will be the first snack to disappear at your next party!
What to buy: Deli-counter pastrami will work fine here, but you can cure, smoke, and steam your own if you’re up for the challenge.
This recipe was featured as part of our How to Make Oven-Smoked Pastrami project.