As you’ve probably heard already, this year marks the auspicious conjunction of two holidays that both enjoy elaborate food traditions: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. For many people, the traditional food of Hanukkah is the latke, a potato pancake. For a lesson in how to make latkes, we turn to freelance food writer Melissa Pasanen, who usually hosts a very large Hanukkah celebration.
- shred 2 lbs. of well-washed, unpeeled potatoes in a food processor
- remove half of the shredded potatoes; press them in a collander and drain them
- peel and chop one onion in the food processor with the remaining half of potato
- combine all the potato in a big bowl and crack an egg over it
- mix with a pinch of kosher salt and couple tablespoons of matzo meal
Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a heavy pan, and fry the potato pancakes till they are golden brown. Serve with apple sauce.