Hannukah is a Jewish Holiday that lasts for 8 days. It commemorates the rededication of the Jewish Temple. We celebrate by lighting a Hannukeah one candle everyday. Some families give away gifts each day and play the dreidel.
Latke, aka potato pancakes, are very popular during this holiday season. Here's my recipe, and how we make large batches of it.
2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
1 each egg, large
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon kosher, salt
½ tablespoon pepper, black, table ground
½ tablespoon granulated garlic
as needed – oil, vegetable
Grate potatoes into long strands. Add egg, flour, salt, pepper, garlic and mix well to incorporate. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed skillet. Adjust the temperature to maintain 325’F – 350’F. Spoon portions of latke mixture into the oil. Allow latkes to cook until the edges are deep golden brown (depending on how thick you make them 5 – 6 minutes). Flip the latkes and continue to cook until color is uniform.
Remove latkes from oil and onto a paper-lined platter and allow excess oil to drain.