December 24th, 2007

Latkes

Growing up, I spent a lot of time at my friend Ishah's house, often celebrating Jewish holidays with her family. When Hanukkah comes around, so does the craving for latkes. But, when I think of latkes, I think of bloody knuckles from grating massive quantities of potatoes,stinging, teary eyes from the onions and the latkes getting cold as you fry the 10th batch of 4 latkes. It was certainly a labor of love, so it was no wonder that we only made them once a year


This Hanukkah came and went and I didn't manage to eat any latkes, so I decided I would try my hand at making them for breakfast this morning. A quick search on Epicurious.com garnered me this recipe:


 

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I discovered that latkes are quite easy to make. This recipe is simple, easy and very tasty. I used the food processor to grate the potatoes (no bloody knuckles!) and with my contacts in, onions don't bother me at all. Lastly, I was only making a small amount, so it only took 20 minutes (2 batches). It looks like latkes don't have to be a once a year thing anymore.