Happy Shabbatikkah!

 (aka Shabbat & Chanukah) which means Challah & Latke's on the same night! 

It is my opinion that  Challah and Latke's can take on any cupcake, cookie, or cake any day any time! 
I found this latke recipe two years ago at www.nycnosh.com and thankfully copied it down because I can't seem to access the site anymore. Either way, its your lucky day because now you can make these amazing little Chanukah traditions.

2 3/4 lbs. white potatoes (about 4 medium potatoes)
1 large white onion
2 eggs, well beaten
1.5 Tablespoons matzoh meal (or flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1. Peel all your potatoes
2. Cut half of the potatoes into one-inch chunks.
3.Boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes). 
4. Drain and pass through a food mill (or process smooth in a food processor). 
5. Sprinkle matzoh meal on top of this. 
6.In a large bowl, shred one large onion. Then shred both peeled potatoes into the onion, mixing together the potato shreds with the onion to keep the potato threads from discoloring. 
7. MOST IMPORTANT STEP: Squeeze as much liquid as possible from onion-potato mixture by placing the shredded vegetables into a piece of cheesecloth or kitchen towel and twisting until no more liquid can be extracted. 
8.Return to large, dry bowl and add egg, pepper, and salt. 
9. Add the puréed/milled potatoes to the shredded potatoes and combine thoroughly. 
10. Form into palm-sized patties that are about 1/2 to 3/4 inches high. Fry these patties in 1/4 to 1/2 inches of corn oil (do NOT use olive oil) . 
The patties will need to cook for about 5 minutes on the first side, so if they do more than go slightly brown after a minute or two, your oil is too hot. Flip after five minutes with a spatula and fork and cook on the other side for about 2 minutes, or until dark golden brown. Drain thoroughly on paper towels. Serve with applesauce, salt, and sour cream. Makes approximately 10-12 latkes.

 I would NOT recommend making latke's in advance, they just don't taste as good. So make it a tradition with your family and friends to make the latke's before dinner and serve HOT! 


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