Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chanukah Book Review #7

The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser
Rachel loves her mother’s latkes! So does everyone else apparently, because lots of unexpected guests are coming over tonight! But there isn’t enough potatoes or eggs or chairs! What are they going to do? Rachel suggests they ask their neighbor Mrs. Greenberg, who is always offering to help, but stubbornly refuses to come over and bother them. Luckily, Rachel is also stubborn and is determined that Mrs. Greenberg is not going to spend Hanukkah alone.

This sweet story also includes a recipe for potato latkes. They sound yummy!!
Potato Latkes
(For 5 or 6 people)
6 healthy-sized potatoes
1 egg
1 small onion
3 tablesppon matzo meal, or bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
Oil – enough to almost cover latkes in frying pan

Scrub potatoes. Grate the potatoes and onion. Pour off extra liquid. Add egg, matzo meal and salt. Mix.
Drop potato mixture into hot oil with a tablespoon. Fry both sides until golden brown. Drain on a clean towel.
Serve hot with sour cream or applesauce.
Eat them in good health!

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