Another fried goodie for Hanukka are latkes - traditional potato pancakes. very easy, very tasty, very fattening.
Latkes are the most notable example of fried foods. Latkes are potato pancakes found in many Jewish homes during Hanukkah. They are made by frying small pancakes of grated potatoes held together by eggs and/or milk. They are usually eaten with apple sauce or sour cream.
- Transfer the grated potatos and onion into a sieve and with a bowl placed below, squeeze out all the excess liquid. Discard the water, before placing them back to the bowl.
- Add the eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper into the bowl of grated vegetables and combine well.
- Placing the frying pan onto a medium heat, add some oil and allow it to warm through. When warm, add a spoonful of the latke mixture. Using the back of your spoon, flatten it out into a disk shape. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Allow the cakes to brown on both sides then remove with your spatula. Transfer onto a plate lined with kitchen paper, to drain. Repeat with the remaining mix.
- Top with crème fraiche, or dust with some sugar or eat as I do - plain with no toppings