Fried in oil in recognition of the ancient lamps that held only enough oil for one day but miraculously burned for eight, potato pancakes, are a traditional Hanukkah dish. These latkes are made with carrots, parsnips, potatoes, and scallions.

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Makes 28
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  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and place it on the center rack of the oven. Peel the carrots, parsnips, and potato, and grate them on the large holes of a box grater. Place the grated vegetables on a clean kitchen towel, fold it around them, and squeeze tightly to remove all excess moisture. Transfer the grated vegetables to a large mixing bowl. Add the sliced scallions, flour, and salt and pepper, and toss to combine well. Add the lightly beaten eggs, and mix well.

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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and add 2 teaspoons vegetable oil. Make a few latkes at a time; for each, shape 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture and place in the skillet. Cook 2 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp. Transfer cooked latkes to prepared baking sheet in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and latke mixture.

  • Serve the latkes warm with dollops of sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste.

Reviews (1)

8 Ratings
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Rating: Unrated
12/05/2007
I need to remember this one for Christmas each yr. It's simple.