happy hanukkah

Earlier in the week I did the annual ritual of making latkes.  The whole house smells like potato pancakes.  I even smelled like potato pancakes when I woke up in the morning.  But they are so good.  Besides the gelt which is a must too, I have to make the latkes. 

Here is the only problem with this recipe, I do it off the top of my head.  A little of this and that until it looks and feels right.  I also use the Cuisinart grater to make life much easier.

5 Yukon Gold potatoes (shredded with the skin too)

1 whole sweet onion (shredded)

1/4-1/2 cup matzah meal (I realized that I didn't have any so I used the package out of the matzo ball mix)

2 eggs

Kosher salt

Really mix this all together.  If there appears to be too much liquid, throw some more matzo meal in. 

In a deep pan put about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil.  Get it really hot.  Make the pancakes with your hand.  Make sure you really squeeze out the liquid so the pancake holds together.  Put it in the oil.  Flip when browned on one side and then brown the other.  Put the pancakes on either a brown paper bag or a paper towel to sop up the grease.  I kept them warm in the oven around 180 to make sure they were also cooked thoroughly. 

Serve with applesauce, sour cream and I made a brisket on the side.  A real treat.