I was reading a book called Rainbow Candles to KC the other morning and I told her about Chanukah (or Hanukkah or Hannukkah). I mentioned how people of the Jewish faith eat latkes for Chanukah and how delicious they were.
That gave me the bright idea of trying to prepare some. I'd never done it before, but I figured I'd give it the old college try.
I got my Joy of Cooking book and found potato pancakes. I assembled potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt. I cheated and used my food processor to grate the potatoes.
I grated the potatoes, squeezed out liquid by wrapping the grated potatoes in some cloth and added the eggs, flour and salt.
The directions said to fry the potatoes in beef fat, but I opted for canola oil. We don't have beef fat lying around the house.
I drained oil from the patties on paper towels.
Took a while to fry them because I made waaaay too many latkes for our family. We decided to share them with our neighbors. They'd never had latkes before.
The latkes were a huge success! KC loved them and so did everybody else!
A belated Happy Chanukah to everyone who celebrates this happy holiday!