Latkes are salty patties that are usually prepared with potato and served with applesauce. They're traditionally served for Hanukkah and Passover. Latkes can also be prepared with many other vegetables like sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini. My favorite is zucchini, so I always prepare my latkes with grated squash and Serrano peppers to give them a Mexican touch. Zucchini latkes are crunchy on the outside and soft inside and they're perfect for a light lunch.