Zeesih Kaese Latkes

⁨Zeesih Kaese Latkes⁩ Photo by Michael Kahn

Zeesih Kaese Latkes  


2 c. whole milk ricotta cheese  

4 large eggs 

3/4 c. all-purpose flour  

2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2 tbsp. honey 

1 tsp. vanilla extract 

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 

1/2 tsp. coarse kosher salt 

Finely grated zest of one small lemon 

2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 

Vegetable oil for frying 

Strawberry or raspberry jam, for serving 

Confectioner’s sugar, for finishing 


Whisk together ricotta cheese, eggs, flour, butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl until smooth. 

Heat a large, heavy, frying pan over medium heat. Lightly grease with oil or butter. 

In batches, drop the batter by heaping tablespoons and fry until bubbles form on the tops and the bottoms are lightly browned, about 3 minutes. 

Turn the pancakes and fry for an additional 1-2 minutes. Transfer pancakes to a serving platter, dollop with jam and dust with confectioner’s sugar. 

(Between batches, pancakes may be placed on a parchment-lined baking sheet and kept warm in a 200-degree oven until serving.)

Makes about 20, 3-in. Pancakes.