• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cooked wild rice
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons matzah meal
  • 3 tablespoons dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Canola or other vegetable oil for frying
  • Smoked salmon (for garnish)
  • Pickled ginger (for garnish)


Heat oil in nonstick frying pan, and sauté mushrooms. Add thyme and salt and pepper to taste. Place in food processor, and pulse until mushrooms are chopped. Place mushrooms in a mixing bowl. Add rice, pecans, sour cream, egg, matzoh meal, snipped dill, lemon zest, cardamom and nutmeg and mix well.

Coat a nonstick frying pan with oil, and heat. Take heaping tablespoonfuls of mixture, and fry for a few minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with strips of smoked salmon and pickled ginger, and serve.

Makes about 10 latkes.