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JilltheTooth's avatar

Chanukah folks! Anybody have a good latke recipe for the Festival of Lights?

Asked by JilltheTooth (19692points) December 1st, 2010

Or really any good recipes for this holiday? And extra happy to all that celebrate!

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marinelife's avatar

Here are some latke recipes for other than potatoes including zucchini and sweet potatoes.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

One of the best latkes I had was just grated potato, eggs, and rosemary, with a little salt and pepper added as it cooked. Served with applesauce.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@marinelife : Thanks! Some of those look really good.
@Adirondackwannabe : Wouldn’t have thought of rosemary, I love rosemary!

janbb's avatar

I use about 4–6 grated potatoes, 2 eggs, salt, minced onion and a ½ c. flour. The main trick is to eat them as soon as they are fried, not to let them sit too long. Delish!

gailcalled's avatar

What about the schmalz vs. oil debate?

JilltheTooth's avatar

There’s a debate? Oh and, yeah, what’s schmaltz?

janbb's avatar

Schmaltz is rendered chicken fat. It’s often used in Jewish cooking because of the kashruth proscription of cooking or eating dairy and meat together. I always cook the latkes in vegetable oil, never thought of using schmaltz for that.

gailcalled's avatar

There is also the Jewish exhortation that everything but dessert tastes better with chicken fat.

gorillapaws's avatar

God I love Jewish cooking (especially latkes). GQ and happy Chanukah to the Jewish jellies here.

janbb's avatar

“Jewish Jellies’ – I love it! Makes me kind of go wobbly all over!

YARNLADY's avatar

@janbb I use the same recipe, but the flour is specifically Matzo.

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