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Latkes (Hanukkah)

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Originating in eastern Europe, latkes (potato pancakes) have been a staple of the Jewish diet for many years. Eaten especially during the festivals of Hanukkah and Passover, these light and scrumptious treats continue to be a favorite on the Israeli menu.

Grate potatoes. Mix in egg, flour, salt and pepper. Grated onion may be added for flavor. Form into patties and fry until brown on both sides (about 2 minutes for each side). Serve with apple sauce or sour cream.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • 2-3 tbs. of flour (or Matzo meal on Passover)
  • 1 egg
  • cooking oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion (optional)
  • apple sauce (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
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