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Bubba's Potato Latke's

Europe, East: Traditional Jewish Hannukah treat

When I was a bit younger I would steal a Latke and eat in secret. When we all gathered to give out presents, dad would come in carrying a tray of Latke's to pass them out to everyone to enjoy.

Frying Latke's in oil symbolizes the miracle of Hannukah, when the ancient temple was attacked and there was only enough oil for one day. The oil lasted for eight days.


(Feeds 6-8 people)
6 large red potatoes - quartered washed and scrubbed, not peeled
2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
4 large eggs slightly beaten
2/3 cup of matzah meal or ground matzah crackers
3 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbs baking powder
2 cups sour cream
2 cups applesauce
12-16 oz. bottle of vegetable oil (not olive or peanut)
10-12 inch frying pan


1. Blend potatoes, onions, eggs, salt, pepper, and baking powder until smooth.
2. Add matzah meal and blend until of pudding consistency.
3. Fry Latkes in 10-12 inch frying pan on med-hi heat using 1/4 inch of vegetable oil heated in the pan first then measure 1/3 cup of batter and pour in pan for each Latke. Cook in batches draining on paper towels and keep warm at 250 degrees F. in oven on oven-safe plate until all batter is used.

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