From Jake's Kids Kitchen
Latke is the Yiddish word for "pancake". Latkes have been around since the 14th century and are a popular tradition at Hanukkah. At our home, we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and most recently, Kwanzaa. What's the best part of celebrating three holidays in December? Besides the extra time with family and friends, it's the FOOD! We enjoy a full month of delicious foods. Latkes are always a favorite as they are loved by both adults and children. Traditionally, latkes are served with sour cream and applesauce but they are very versatile and can be garnished with just about anything! Honey, yogurt, eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese, green onions, pears, cinnamon, and pretty much any dipping sauce your heart desires.
Yields 10-12 latkes
You will need:
6 large potatoes (peeled and grated)
1 medium onion (grated)
2 eggs (beaten)
2 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Oil for pan frying - vegetable/olive/canola
1. Squeeze grated potatoes and onions between paper or cloth towels to remove excess liquid.
2. Mix potatoes and onions into a bowl with the eggs, flour, salt and pepper.
3. Form latke patties by hand (pancake size)
4. Heat oil in a skillet until it begins to sizzle and pan fry each latke until the edges are brown. Flip over and fry until crisp.
5. If needed, drain your latkes on a paper or cloth towel and serve warm.