Chanukah Latkes recipe, (potato pancakes)


   
    December 1998         
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Chanukah treat!

 

By
Aviva Goldstein


 
 
 
 

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In Israel, the tradition is to eat "sufganiot" on Chanukah. They are a jelly filled donut, fried in oil and they are as difficult to cook as they are to digest. Therefore the cooking powers that be in authority at the Jewish Magazine have decided to present for your cooking enjoyment a tried, tested and true recipe for "latkes", the traditional potato pancake served outside of Israel.

Potato latkes

ingredients:
5 large potatoes, peeled1 teaspoon of salt
1 large onion teaspoon of pepper
3 eggsdash of red pepper
1/3 cup of flour cup of oil (for frying)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Grate the potatoes and onion in a fine grater. (A food processor may be used, but be careful not to make it into a puree). Strain out excess water from the potatoes and onion. Add eggs, flour, salt and pepper. Add baking powder and baking soda. Mix well and let stand for five minutes.

Heat oil in skillet. When oil is hot, lower flame and place 1 large tablespoonful of batter at a time to create each latke, into the hot oil. Fry on one side until golden brown (for approximately 5 minutes). Turn over and fry on other side (2 to 3 minutes).

Remove from frying pan and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.

Serve warm with a side dish of applesauce or whipped cream cheese, while the children and fathers are playing driedle in front of the Chanukah menorah.

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