Mama's Potato Latkes
Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also called, The Festival of Lights. During the eight-night celebration, Jewish families all around the world light candles in menorahs and eat fried foods to honor the story of how Judah and the Macabees defended the Jewish people and the Temple and how the oil that should have only lit the Temple for one night lasted for eight miraculous nights. One of the foods most commonly eaten to pay homage to that miracle oil is the potato latke. Southern Living’s News Editor is sharing her family recipe, passed down from generation to generation, for potato latkes.Many make latkes by shredding the potato and the onion so they closely resemble a fritter. But in this recipe, the method is different. The potato, onion, egg, and flour are blended to make a thick batter. The result is a delicious, golden brown treat that is crunchy on the outside and soft, fluffy, and delicious on the inside! Most serve with apple sauce or sour cream.