Published on November 30, 2021
We wish you a holiday full of love and brightness!
Thank you for being part of Alive’s community. We hope you enjoy this special holiday treat Potato Latkes from our co-founder Lynn Barton.
Hanukkah is a Jewish eight-day holiday that celebrates religious freedom. When the lamp in the Jerusalem Temple was relit by the Jews after the defeat of a foreign army over 2000 years ago, there was thought to be only enough oil to last one day. Miraculously, it lasted eight days, hence the length of the holiday and the frying in oil of many Hanukkah dishes. Fried latkes, or potato pancakes, are the most beloved of these foods.
Potato Latkes from our co-founder Lynn Barton
• 1-6 large peeled potatoes, grated
• 1-2 onions, grated
• 2 well-beaten eggs
• 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper
• 2 Tbsp. self-rising flour
Directions: Mix potatoes and onions together press down to get all liquid off and, very importantly, pour off all liquid. Blend in remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Drop by tablespoon onto a hot greased griddle or skillet. Fry on one side until brown and flip to brown the other side. Serve warm with apple sauce and sour cream on the side.