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Bake your latkes this Hanukkah. You won’t regret it.

By Paula Shoyer The Nosher via JTA December 1, 2021

Everyone loves potato latkes, but no one likes the mess of frying them or the guilt associated with eating them. These latkes are baked in the oven and easily won over my kids. You do need to watch them so they don’t burn; they were done at different...

Sizzling latkes taste sensational -- but oh that post-frying odor. Photo: Shannon Sarna

Five easy ways to get the smell of fried latkes out of your house

By Shannon Sarna, The Nosher via JTA December 17, 2020

This article originally appeared in The Nosher.Everyone loves eating latkes. Some people don’t even mind frying the latkes. Almost everyone loathes that post-frying, oil-laden smell that permeates the house after the frying fest of Hanukkah. Here are...

Sweet Potato and Zucchini Latkes

Sweet Potato and Zucchini Latkes

December 14, 2016

Sweet Potato and Zucchini LatkesPrep time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 5-10 minutes; makes 6-8 latkes.Ingredients1 large zucchini, shredded (about 1 cup)1 sweet potato, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)2 eggs, lightly beaten1 teaspoon kosher salt, more...

The true story of the modern latke – a shocking timeline

Gabe Friedman December 14, 2015

Latkes have not always been made of potatoes. (Shutterstock)The latke is one of those Jewish foods that feels steeped in tradition, as if it’s been made the same way since the days of the Maccabees.But in a revelatory article, Atlantic senior editor...

Sweet Cinnamon Latkes

November 20, 2013

(Recipe adapted from Joy of Kosher, by Jamie Geller)Ingredients4 large russet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pound)3 large eggs, beatenPinch of kosher salt2 tsp. ground cinnamon3 tbsp. sugarCanola oil, for frying1/4 cup fine cornmeal or matzoh meal1 cup sour cream1/4...

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