Hanukkah is fast approaching, hopefully you are done with the Hanukah Gift shopping, you also may have your Chanukah Gelt ready.
Now its time for some Latkes.
Latkes are small, fried cakes that are usually made from grated potatoes, eggs, and onions. Latkes are a traditional Jewish and Eastern European food, and are commonly eaten during Hanukkah.
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Latkes (Potato Pancakes) Recipe
Total: 30 mins
Active: 30 mins
Makes: About 24 pancakes
Adapted from Marlene Sorosky
1 vitamin C tablet
2 tablespoons hot water
2 1/2 pounds peeled russet potatoes
1 peeled onion
2 tablespoons matzo meal
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Vegetable oil, for frying
Applesauce and/or sour cream, for serving (optional)
1. Place vitamin C tablet in a small bowl with hot water and stir to dissolve. Shred potatoes first using the shredding blade and then the metal blade of a food processor (or use a hand shredder). Add to vitamin C mixture.
2. Shred onion in the food processor just as you shredded the potatos; add to potatoes. Add matzo meal, eggs, salt, and baking powder and stir until incorporated.
3. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 inch of oil into a large frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. Once oil is to temperature (you can check by sticking a wooden utensil into the oil and seeing if bubbles form), spoon 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture into the hot oil. Do not crowd the pan. Flatten latkes slightly with the back of the spoon.
4. Fry pancakes until golden on both sides, turning once. When you reach the end of the batter, pat the mixture with a paper towel to remove excess liquid.
After frying, remove the pancakes to paper towels to drain. Season with additional salt and serve with applesauce and/or sour cream, if desired.