On the third day of Hanukah my mother said to me . . . "Why the @#!
(expletive deleted) haven't you posted my recipe for potato pancakes
(actually she said latkes) yet?
Somebody may need it, it's Hanukah, you know". As you can see, she really takes an interest in my site.
In the Jewish world, most holidays are celebrated by eating, and
Hanukah is no different. Traditionally, Hanukah pancakes (also called
latkes, or levivot, as they are known in Israel), are the mainstay of
For me, that is quite sufficient, as they are so delicious, especially when they are topped by sour cream or applesauce.
Nowadays, there are many variations, and you will find an abundance
of recipes for Hanukah pumpkin pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, and many
other variations as well.
Play around and substitute as you please, but I still prefer my mother's traditional and easy recipe. Latkes are traditionally served with a dollop of sour cream, applesauce, or a sprinkling of a sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Makes about 12 servings.