This year Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will fall on the same day. So here is a latkes recipe to celebrate it!
The word “latke” itself is derived (via Yiddish) from the Russian/Ukrainian word meaning “patch.”
Latkes are traditional Jewish food, that are eaten during the Hanukkah festival. The oil for frying the latkes is symbolic of the oil from the Hanukkah story that kept the Second Temple of ancient Israel lit with a long-lasting flame that is celebrated as a miracle.
And this recipe was given by a family friend and therefore made it special to us.
6 large potatoes, peeled and grated
1 large onion, minced
3 tbs four
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp herbes de provence
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1. Mix the potatoes well with onion, salt, and eggs.
2. Mix the remaining ingredients with the potato mixture.
3. Heat the oil on a pan, and drop a spoonful of the potato mixture.
4. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Place the latkes on paper towels to drain the oil.
***Serve with applesauce or sour cream***