I'm reposting this from last year. Not because I'm lazy (even though I'm kind of lazy), but because it's a necessary tradition on Hannukah to make yummy potato latkes and not much has really changed since then. Last year I forgot it was Hannukah, and this year I did too; only reason I remembered is because someone sent me an eCard about it this morning. I'm sorry, but if it was on one set date every year, we wouldn't have this problem…just sayin'. See below for post from last year and once again, Happy Hannukah!
I'm probably the worst half-Jew in America. I actually had to Google "Hannukah" to a) make sure I spelled it right and b) find out when it actually starts. Holy Moses it's tonight!! You know what that means! Yes, time for some recipes for potato latkes!! I honestly don't know why or how latkes became one of those dishes that I only eat once a year; I could eat them every day. One time I made them small (about 2 inches wide) and topped them with smoked salmon and a dollop of chive sour cream – it was a perfect appetizer! Technically, you could do the same in a traditional way: make them small, top them with apple sauce and sour cream and there you have a nice party appetizer. However, if you're a traditional Jew, a pretending Jew, or a lonely Jew on Christmas, here is a simple, classic recipe for latkes. Enjoy!