Monday, December 19, 2011

CHANUKAH Potato Latkes Recipe

Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights begins at sundown on December 20th and lasts for eight days.  Fried food is traditionally eaten on Chanukah in commemoration of the oil that miraculously burned for eight days when the Maccabees purified and rededicated the holy Temple in Jerusalem.  One of the all time favorite foods of the Chanukah holiday is potato pancakes also called potato "latkes".  Here's a great recipe and you don't have to celebrate Chanukah to enjoy them.
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Recipe for Potato Latkes:

  • 5 potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • between 1/4 to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • oil for frying (canola is recommended)


1. Peel potatoes. Place in a bowl of cold water so they won’t turn brown.
2. When ready to prepare the latkas, drain the potatoes. Place potatoes and onions in a food processor fitted with a knife blade. Pulse until smooth. Drain mixture well.
3. Pour potato mixture into a large bowl. Add beaten eggs. Add salt and pepper. Add enough flour so that the mixture holds together.
4. Pour 1 inch of oil into a large, deep frying pan. Heat the oil over medium-high heat.
5. Carefully drop 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into the hot oil.
6. Flatten the pancake slightly so the center will cook.
7. Fry for several minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
8. Drain on paper towels.

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