When Hanukah time comes around, my mom makes latkes — also known as potato pancakes. This year, the latkes are accompanied by a fresh green salad and a delicious brisket. The latkes, however, are the main event. They are super crispy on the outside and perfectly moist on the inside. I brave to say that these are some of the best latkes ever. We eat them with home-made apple sauce and sour cream, both of which compliment the pancake very nicely. My mom, Marjory, says the trick is to add a little seltzer to the recipe in order to lighten them up. Here is the recipe:

2 cups shredded potatoes

1 egg

1 and 1/2 tablespoon flour

1 and 1/2 tablespoon grated onion

1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt

A bit of seltzer

First you must put the shredded potatoes in paper towels and roll them up and squeeze them to get all the juice that you can out of the potatoes. Then mix all the ingredients and save the seltzer for the end. It should fizz up a bit when you a the seltzer. Next, form little pancakes and fry them in about 1/4 inch of canola oil until golden brown on each side. My move usually expands this recipe to about 10 cups of shredded potatoes to serve 7 hungry people.


7 Responses to “Latkes”

  1. Antonio Says:

    i agree, these are some of the best latkes ever.
    wish i was there to enjoy them…

  2. muffindegue Says:

    i miss you m & a…. i was just looking for your blog

  3. cathy guy Says:

    please tell your mom hello from me, homer

  4. Jop Says:

    The sour cream looks a little runny…

  5. muffindegue Says:

    i totally agree with jop and SEND a BIG kiss to cathy guy

  6. Fernando Says:

    WOW! You got to bring some of those on the road. (Please) Special request stylee from The Dap-KIngs. Happy Holidays from El Bugaloo.

  7. scott holman Says:

    Nice … real nice. When you are in Washington DC. stop by Ben’s Chilli Bowl(13th and U St. ) and then over to Marvin (14th and U) for Foie Gras and the Fried Chicken and Waffles. I sell wine to Restaurants in DC and Marvin just opened … it is dedicated to Marvin Gaye. Enjoy !

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