Tonight we light the 2nd candle of Chanukah. During Chanukah one cannot be on a diet. It is impossible to stay on one. There are Latkes, there are Sufganiyot, there are just too many fried foods. So why bother dieting. Just give into temptation and try making some delicious treats.
Crispy Potato LatkesYou can variations on this theme here.
Latkes are a real staple part of Chanukah fare. If you plan to serve latkes, make lots of them, as they are sure to disappear quickly.
1 small onion
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper (optional)
Grate potatoes in food processor on your favorite blade, I favor the shredder as pieces are a bit bigger and latkes come out crispier. Squeeze out the liquid through a colander. Add the rest of ingredients. Mix well.
In a deep pot or deep frying pan, heat oil very thoroughly. Drop batter by spoonful and fry until golden on both sides. Pat with paper towel to absorb the oil.
Serve warm with applesauce or sour cream, if desired. Just plain is great too.
Preparation time: 12 minutes Cooking time: 18 to 24 minutes
Now for a bit of Chanukah joy: