On the first night of Hanukkah, my mommy gave to me — some yummy latkes made by me! We're wishing everyone celebrating the festival of lights a happy start to their holiday this weekend! After the menorah, there are few symbols of the holiday as prevalent as the latke — that potato pancake fried up in olive oil and dipped in either applesauce or sour cream. While kids shouldn't be the ones handling the flipping in the hot oil, they can still help with the latke preparation so they can claim the dish as their own at your upcoming Hanukkah celebrations. Check out how my lil helper got to work on our favorite latke recipe this past weekend then delved into a pile of the tasty, crispy treats!
Since many of you are celebrating Hanukkah this week, I wanted to share my favorite latke recipe with you. I know oil is a huge part of the tradition, but drenching potatoes in a ton of oil isn't exactly the healthiest thing for you, so check out this recipe. It doesn't involve any deep frying, and mixes grated carrots with the potatoes for a sweet and healthy twist. Plus a little color and you know I love orange!
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Whether you are Jewish or not, everyone loves a good potato latke. And since Hanukkah is coming up, I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes.
The thing is, this tradition of making latkes has to do with celebrating the miracle of oil, so you can't exactly remove the oil in the recipe. I've had baked latkes before - they're just not the same.
It's ok to live it up a little, especially around the holidays. The calories don't count anyway when you eat them with family, right? Right.
Why not compromise by using less oil? Instead of frying them in a sea of oil, try using only enough oil to cover the pan.
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