Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Hanukkah!

Tonight we are going to light the first of Hanukkah candles, and I'd like to take the opportunity to wish a very happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish readers.

I made potato latkes today. There are countless variations for latkes, and I whipped mine on the spur of the moment, taking:

3 potatoes, grated
1 carrot, grated
3 eggs
about 1/2 cup of flour
salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all together, drop onto a frying pan with oil a spoonful at a time, and fry on both sides, and a delicious treat is ready.

Happy Hanukkah, and may we see Beit Hamikdash rebuilt soon in our day, Amen.

16 comments:

wendylf said...

Happy Hanukkah! Hope you and your have a wonderful time!

Laura Angelika said...

Best Wishes for a Happy Hanukkah! :-)

Megan said...

I love it when you share recipes! Especially traditional (I guess) Jewish holiday ones. I hope you will have time to do some more throughout Hanukkah. I am a different religion, but also hope with all my heart that your Beit Hamikdash will be built in our day.

Dena said...

Mmmm, latkes! Just me at home tonight so I'm going to wait until Sunday to make up a batch.

neuropoet3 said...

Happy Hanukkah to you my dear friend!

Tracy's corner said...

Have a Happy Hanukkah.

WaysofZion said...

Amen on your last post and Amen on this one!

I will definately try your's with carrot in it....we usually just do the usual potatoe and onion...

there is a great new kosher cooking magazine that just came out here and I am determined taht this year I will make some of the yummy treats instead of drooling over the photos.

Blessings

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Hanukkah Sameach, Anna!
blessings..Trish

annie-c said...

Anna, I first tried to make potato latkes when I studied Judaism in religious ed at school.... and my every effort has looked nice but tasted of raw potato. How do you cook them to look lovely and golden and actually cook the potato at the same time? I'd love to know! :)

Otter Mom said...

Although I'm Christian, I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Hanukkah.

The latke recipe sounds very good, I might have to try it. I've always loved latkes.

Rebekah said...

Amen!

Mrs. Anna T said...

Annie, I'm not sure what it was exactly that you did, but my batch was quite runny and you'll notice that the latkes are thin, so they are cooked well. Also, if the fire is too high, it might happen that the latkes are burned quickly on the outside and remain raw on the inside.

Jo said...

Even though not Jewish I was brought up on latkes which my dad would make on Sundays for dinner. And we loved them. I have taught my son to make them using a traditional Jewish recipe I have. He has now shown his girlfriend hips to make them!!

Kristiina K. said...

I hope and pray you are safe from that blaze.

I made latkes some time ago, although they are called "potato pancakes" in here, not latkes :)

I wish you Happy Hanukkah too.

Michelle Therese said...

Hi, Anna! I haven't forgotten about you. I've just been bed-ridden for most of each day for nearly six months. I'm a bad correspondant.

I keep reading and hearing about these horrid wild fires in Israel and I wanted to know if you are ok?? What a terrible thing to be happening, especially when it is said that these fires are being set by terrorists bent on killing Jews. It makes me sick.

May God protect you and yours!!

sestamibi said...

After numerous latke disasters, I finally perfected my recipe. Yours looks good, but I would recommend that you squeeze out all the water from the potatoes before you mix the remaining ingredients. Potatoes are mostly water, and unless you do this you will wind up with a mushy mess instead of delicately fried latkes. Also you can use matzo meal as well as flour. Happy Chanukah!