Creamy horseradish sauce can be topped with crispy potato pancakes to provide the perfect contrast of flavors in every bite.
Hanukkah is always a fun time of year for my family but this year is particularly special. Not only do we have a perfectly valid excuse to eat fried foods for 8 days straight but it also happens to coincide with my little sister’s 30th birthday!
That’s her in the middle which is fitting since she is the middle sister of us three. My youngest sister Anne is on the left holding my niece Aria who didn’t feel like taking a selfie.
Since I’ve already shared my Papa Leo’s secrets to perfect potato latkes, I thought it would be nice to share a delicious accompaniment: Creamy Horseradish Sauce. It is as simple as can be – plain Greek yogurt and a few other pantry staples.
The end result is a zippy, slightly spicy and perfectly creamy sauce that pairs perfectly with the crispy, salty potato pancakes. It’s a good thing Hanukkah is only 8 days because let me tell you, they most certainly fall into the “worth the calories” category.
Your fork is waiting.
Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Creamy Horseradish Sauce
- 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- While you are preparing your potato latkes mix together the Creamy Horseradish Sauce ingredients: Greek yogurt, horseradish, lemon juice, sugar and salt. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve the latkes.
- Serve each pancake with a dollop of Creamy Horseradish Sauce and garnish with minced chives if you wish.
40 thoughts on “Creamy Horseradish Sauce”
I’ve never seen potatoes so gorgeous before! Fabulous!
Aww thank you so much!
Wow, this is lovely and looks so incredibly delicious. I cant wait to try this out.
I hope you love it Fareeha!
Yummy!! Those look really good!! I’ve never had them.
Beautiful family photo! And the latke member of your family is also beautiful. I feel this needs to happen in my kitchen this weekend! Pinned.
Awww thank you!!! Every family needs a good latke member. :) xo
Happy Hanukkah to your beautiful family from mine… we love latkes too and I have to try your version of using Horseradish sauce. Sounds like a match made for us! xoxo
Aww thank you so much! Happy Hanukkah!!
Latkes are pretty much the best all on their own, but you gotta love them when they’re perfectly paired with a sauce! These are great.
Seriously – and we get to have them again tomorrow night!! :)
These look so crispy and wonderful. Who doesn’t love good friend potatoes?!?!
Certainly no one I would ever trust. ;) Happy Holidays Brenda!
I love using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream on my latkes. That totally makes them healthy, right? Happy Hanukkah, Liz!
Practically calorie free! Happy Hanukkah Amy!
Made this last night……HUGE hit. They turned out great.
I’m so glad Trudy!!! Happy Hanukkah!
Oh, how I love a good latke. These look fab!
Thank you so much Tori!!
I can think of a long list of things that this sauce will be great on!!!
That’s the truth girl!
I love the addition of the horseradish in your yogurt for the perfect latkes! Also yogurt all the way for me or applesauce. Sour cream can stay away!
I have to admit – I so rarely use sour cream, I just love Greek yogurt’s clean flavor!
These sound wonderful Liz! Love that horseradish sauce too!
Thank you so much Julia! Hope you and the boys are doing well!
Loveeeeeee latkes, they’re my favorite way to eat potatoes even over mashed or (gasp) french fries! I just love how crispy they get on the outside, yet they’re light and SO SO delicious. Your look PERFECT.
EVEN FRENCH FRIES?? haha I totally agree!!!! :)
Aww, love the sweet family pic! And your latkes look to die for – Happy Hanukkah, my friend!
Thank you so much Faith!!
I can never decide if I want sour cream or apple sauce on my latkes. So I have both. And now I have to add a third!
I always have both too actually!!! :)
I generally like to eat sour cream with my latkes (can’t wait!) but love the idea of spicing things up with horseradish. Happy Hanukkah Liz xoxo
Happy Hanukkah to you too friend!
I love latkes Liz and as soon as I saw ‘horseradish’ in your post title I bee-lined over. What a great addition. Happy Hanukkah and happy birthday to your Sis!
I’m such a sucker for horseradish, Toni!! Thank you so much!
I love horseradish sauce, and this looks so good!!
Thank you so much!! I seriously could eat horseradish sauce on anything. :)
oooo! Perfectly crispy and you sold me with anything horseradish!!!! And Aria, what a diva hahah ;)
hahah Isn’t she such a diva??