Happy Hanukkah! Potato Latkes

Mmm…Potato Latkes, just like my Mom used to make, although with her Christian Scandinavian heritage, she just called them potato pancakes. Regardless of the name, they are the same- crispy, salty and delicious. You don’t need a holiday to enjoy these yummy treats but tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, so you don’t even need an excuse. Here is my recipe and blog post from last year. I will be making them again tonight but this time with homemade ‘Unpeeled Apple Sauce’ made with the rest of the apples from my trees. Yep, recipe coming this week…J

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Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!  You know what that means… It’s Hanukkah!  Who wouldn’t love a celebration that lasts eight days and involves lighting pretty candles, exchanging gifts, playing games that involve chocolate coins and eating foods that have been fried in oil?  Once a year, latkes (and even doughnuts) which are fried in oil are the reigning treats.  Latkes, crispy and salty potato pancakes topped with applesauce and sour cream, are a family favorite. The only problem is, that no matter how many I make, they disappear! So what is the significance of the oil?  Hanukkah, (Hanukah, Chanukkah or Chanukah depending on the transliteration) also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday in which candles are lit for eight nights to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem which had been desecrated and a statue of Zeus built in it’s place back when Greek Gods were in favor (2nd century BCE). During…

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