Giant Jerusalem Artichoke Latke

Jerusalem artichokes are one of our favorite ingredients to cook with. Here, we make an oversize version, which we top with yogurt, herbs and our Shawarma spice. The hot latke paired with the cold yogurt, spices and fresh parsley makes for a winning dish. We serve it cut into wedges.
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SERVINGS: MAKES TWO 12-INCH LATKES

Ingredients:

3 cups Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and grated

1 cup potatoes, peeled and grated

1 small onion, grated

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Shawarma spice

3 eggs

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Canola oil, for frying

Plain yogurt and parsley leaves, for serving

2 tablespoons Shawarma Spice + 2 tablespoons olive oil, for garnish

In a small bowl, mix the Shawarma spice with the oil and let sit until ready to use.

In a medium bowl, cover the grated Jerusalem artichokes and potatoes with cold water to rinse. Drain well and squeeze out as much water as you can. Place in another bowl and add the onion and squeeze again if the mixture doesn’t seem dry. Add the Shawarma spice, salt, eggs and flour and mix well.

Heat oil in a 12-inch frying pan. Add half of the latke mixture and spread it in an even layer. Cook until crisp and golden on the bottom. Flip the latke and cook until crisp and lightly browned on the other side and tender in the center. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining latke mixture. Drizzle the latkes with yogurt, fresh parsley leaves and a drizzle of the Shawarma spice in oil