|My favorite Hanukkah Platter|
Eastern European Jewish Tradition dictates that we use oil to fry food especially latkes ( potato pancakes) during the holiday of Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of the little bit of oil that lasted for eight nights and lit up the Temple!My mother in law is of Sephardic Tradition, and she fries luchmadas ( donuts) for the holiday.
I hate to eat fried foods, but I struggle with the tradition verses my diet!
Harriet's Fried Latke Blender recipe: ( I changed her use of matzo meal to gluten free bread crumbs to make it gluten free)
6-7 all purpose potatoes, peeled and quatered
1 large onion, peeled and quartered
1 egg or 1/2 cup of applesauce if you want it to be vegan
1/2 cup gluten free breadcrumbs ( or less- just enough to hold it together somewhat)
salt and pepper to taste
optional : 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
Put the egg in the blender ( or applesauce) , add onion, and potatoes a few at a time while blending. add enough gluten free breadcrumbs and seasoning to hold together loosely. Drop in tablespoon size mounds in hot frying oil. Remove to paper towels and drain. Eat immediately covered in sour cream or homemade applesauce .
Weight Watcher broccoli slaw latkes
I usually only fry latkes one night of Hanukkah or at least I only eat them one night!
Last year, I made a Weight Watchers style latkes recipe that was made from broccoli slaw instead of potatoes and then sauteed. They were actually good and low in carbs and calories
Need a topping for your latkes? Don't forget my recipe post from yesterday for a quick homemade applesauce .
|Me and My cousin Harriet 1950's in Brooklyn, NY|
|My cousin Harriet and Me as adults; she is in Florida; I am in Pennsylvania|
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