Cheesy Potato Latkes

2 cups grated potatoes (I use the frozen shredded hash browns, but I haven’t found them kosher in Montreal, only in the US)
1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella/cheddar blend 
1 egg
1/4 cup flour 
Salt and pepper 
Oil to fry (I use grapeseed oil)

Fill frying pan up with 1/4” of oil. 
Heat oil over medium heat until it sizzles when you put in a small piece of the mixture. You can add a carrot to the oil to help keep the oil clean. 
As the oil is heating up, mix together potatoes, cheese, egg, flour, salt and pepper. 
Form small latkes with your hands (this ensures they’ll stay together) and drop into oil. Flip once you see the edges browning. 
Remove from heat and allow to cool on cooling rack.

Taco/Nacho Latkes

When it’s the first night of Chanukah and you’re completely zonked but you have an idea and want to see it through. Although when I think about it, I should have waited for #tacotuesday .
Trader Joe’s potato latkes (but you can obviously use homemade)
Sour cream
Guacamole (storebought or homemade)
Grated cheese
Chili lime seasoning 
Black beans (not pictured as I did not have a can opener 🤦‍♀️)
Corn (not pictured because it didn’t even cross my mind)
Cook latkes as you normally would and top with the toppings listed above or any other ones

5 ingredient Smoked Salmon & Runny Egg Cheesy “Latkes”

1 bag tater tots 
Sliced cheese 
Smoked salmon 
Everything but the bagel seasoning .

Remove tater tots from freezer and allow to thaw (it doesn’t have to be completely). Spray waffle maker or sandwich press with non stick cooking spray. Place 3-4 tater tots, partially overlapping on waffle maker. Top with 1 slice of cheese and another 3-4 tater tots. Repeat on remaining surfaces of waffle maker. Close and grill until nicely browned. 
In the meantime, heat frying pan over medium-high heat and spray with non stick cooking spray. Once heated, pour cracked egg onto pan and cook until white is set. 
Top cheesy tater tot with runny egg, 1 slice of lox and everything but the bagel seasoning.