12.11.2009

Happy Chanukah


Tonight I'm making these super easy Latkas in honor of this Jewish holiday:

Potato Pancakes (Latkas)

4 medium potatoes
1 small onion
2 eggs
2 T. unflavored bread crumbs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
12/ cup oil

Peel the potatoes and grate them into a bowl. Pour off the extra liquid. Peel the onion and grate it into the bowl. Break the eggs into the bowl. Add the bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Mix very well. heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat until it sizzles. Carefully drop the batter into the hot oil by tablespoonfuls. Flatten each pancake with a spatula. When the pancakes are golden brown, carefully turn them over with a spatula. Fry on the other side until brown and crisp. Put 3 or 4 paper towels on a plate. When the pancakes are done, use the spatula to remove them from the frying pan and place on the paper towels. The extra oil will drain into the towels. Serve with applesauce (in my opinion the only option) or sour cream.

Don't worry if you're not ready celebrate, you have 7 more nights of Chanukah!

4 comments:

Science Teacher Mommy said...

What a fun idea! Maybe I could do an FHE on Monday about others' holiday traditions?

Jenny said...

That recipe sounds easy--I like Science Teacher Mommy's idea about holiday traditions... I feel a copycat theme coming on.
~thanks~

Kimberly said...

Mmmm. I think I will make some tomorrow.

Jen said...

Those sound so good! I think I'll try them tonight. Thanks!