Hello everyone. Tonight is the first candle of Chanukah. HAPPY AND HEALTHY CHANUKAH. It is a holiday for me to recognize the light that all of us have within ourselves to make this world a better place. The light inside of me heals me and when I take it out into the world it touches every one I come in contact with. If there is enough light burning it brightens even the darkest places. We are so powerful that we can change the world. I love making POTATO LATKES for the holiday. I don't really wait for the holiday to make them because they are so tasty all year round, but it is a tradition. I pray that the light from all of us shines so bright that it heals the world. It can happen when each and every one of us is responsible for making his/her light shine bright. What an example. It creates a snowball effect. Bless everyone!!
POTATO LATKES (POTATO PANCAKES)
3 large Russet Potatoes, unpeeled and shredded 1 medium Sweet Onion, shredded 1 teaspoon Baking Powder Salt and Pepper to taste 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic Powder 2 Eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup Matzo Meal (or Panko Bread Crumbs) Avocado or Sunflower Oil (high heat and can withstand high temperatures) Sour Cream Applesauce
1) Using a food processor or hand grater, grate the unpeeled Russet Potatoes and Onion. Pour into a large bowl. 2) Add Baking Powder, Salt, Pepper, Granulated Garlic, Matzo Meal and lightly beaten Eggs. Mix well to combine. 3) Heat the Oil to medium in a non stick skillet. Form a ball with the mixture about 2 inches in diameter. Place the ball in the oil. Using a spatula, flatten the ball to about 1/4 inch thickness. Fry until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes on each side. Place on a paper towel to soak up the extra oil on the Latke. 4) Serve with sour cream and applesauce. L'Chayim!!!