Chanukah Begins Tonight!

Don’t forget the Latkes!!!

Here is the easiest recipe for Latkes…my “It’s Easy to Keep the Tradition…Latkes”

Latkes ( potato pancakes) are traditionally eaten on Chanukah. They are fried in oil, an important component in the Chanukah story.This is so easy. You can make it in just a few minutes! Happy Chanukah, Chag Sameach!

Makes 10-12 latkes (Reduce the ingredients by half if you only need 5-6 latkes)

Ingredients:

2 eggs

4-5 medium potatoes,  cut into large chunks

1 large onion, grated with its juice

2 tsp. salt

½ cup matzo meal (or few more tbls. if needed)

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. onion powder

Canola oil and/or olive oil

Method:

  1. In food processor or by hand, finely process potatoes. (If you like a more shredded texture, use the shredding blade of the processor) Drain in a strainer for a few minutes, discarding the starch.
  2. Grate onion in a bowl, keeping the juice. Add drained potatoes and all other ingredients except oil. Mix well. (If mixture a little too wet, add a few more tbls. matzo meal)
  3. Heat ½ cup of oil (canola or olive or a mixture of both) on medium high heat.
  4. When oil is hot, measure a large spoonful of potato mixture and place in oil. Flatten slightly with back of spoon. Don’t overcrowd the pan; five or six latkes will fit at a time.
  5. Fry until golden, flip and continue on second side until brown. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in 350 degree oven or toaster oven until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Tip:

Latkes make the perfect bed for dips and spreads.

Suggested toppings: Nicky’s Pepper Spread, Israeli Avocado Dip, Mediterranean Carrot Dip, humus,lox with chive cream cheese spread, or any of your favorite toppings.

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