A few years ago, I shared this spaghetti squash latkes recipe on my main blog, Moms & Crafters and decided it’s about time I bring it over here and update it for Chanukah! If you want a classic recipe, check out my classic golden potato latkes recipe that is a huge hit in our home every Chanukah. Disclosure: this post contains commissioned links.
I’ve used spaghetti squash to make a spaghetti squash kugel as well, and liked the results so much that I decided to turn it into a spaghetti squash latkes recipe as well!
Many Kugel recipes work great fried as patties instead of baked, turning them into latkes.
I absolutely love potato latkes. But it can be a royal pain to make, primarily because of the pile of dishes it makes with grating the potatoes.
Why latkes for Chanukah are even a thing:
The tradition is really to eat fried foods (ooohh…) to commemorate the miracle of the last jug of oil lasting 8 days instead of the one it should have. Since Jews in Europe were poor and pretty much ate potatoes, potatoes, and more potatoes, many Jews of European descent eat potato latkes. Fried donuts (sufganiyot) are actually also a delicious Chanukah treat and maybe more common among Middle Eastern Jews.
So really, the tradition is fried foods.
These spaghetti squash latkes for Hanukkah are super easy to make and fried as well, so they are a great fit for the tradition.
How to make this Spaghetti Squash Latkes Recipe for Chanukah:
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 3 extra large eggs
- 1 medium onion, cut into thin rings or chopped small
- 1 t. salt
- 1/4 t. pepper
- Oil for frying
- Cut your squash in half. If you need to, you can poke holes in it and microwave it on high for ten minutes (or bake it) to make it easier to cut. Cool before you cut it if microwaving first.
- Place flesh-side-up on a baking sheet and bake on 400 for 30 minutes, or until you can remove the flesh easily with a fork.
- Remove the seeds and then comb the flesh using a fork into a large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs, onions, and seasoning and mix well.
- Heat oil in a frying pan. When it’s hot enough, form your spaghetti squash mixture into patties and place in the pan.
- Fry until golden, flip, and fry until the other side is golden.
Serve smokin’ hot!