It’s the festival of lights, also known as Chanukah and that means it’s time to celebrate an event in Jewish history. During this holiday we celebrate a great miracle that happened in history. The miracle goes something like this: The temple was destroyed. In the rubble a small amount of oil was found that would typically burn for only one day, and it burned for eight whole days. We celebrate the great miracle of Chanukah with these traditional starchy pancakes also known as potato latkes because they are cooked in oil.
Latkes are really easy to make-you just need to shred the potato, blend the ingredients, and fry! It’s as simple as that. These are also so easy to customize. Just mix in whatever else you like (shredded carrots, shredded zuchini, etc) to have a latke that suites your tastes.
Adapting these Potato Latkes
Any recipe does not reach true perfection until you’ve added your own touch to it. At Waxing Kara Honey House, we encourage you to play with your food. Change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:
- blend in a little minced garlic
- if you like spice, add some red pepper flakes into the potato blend before frying
- add color with a little shredded carrot
If you decide to make our latkes, or better yet, your very own take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!