Saturday, December 16, 2006

Tastes Like More!

The latkes were scrumptious! Truly yummy! Or as we used to say in my family: "Mmm! Tastes like more!" What you see here are the before (basket of Yukon Golds), during (potatoes with onion, post Cuisinart) and almost-after (on griddle) photos recording the preparing of the latkes. Once they've cooked on the stove in a combination of olive and canola oils, I finish them up in the oven on parchment covered cookie sheets. It allows the insides to cook to a creamy, yet still textured, consistency, while the outsides continue to crisp. Because it's just the two of us, I usually make one batch of latkes and then re-heat them during the week. We enjoy them as a side dish, an appetizer/snack, or as dessert. They are delicious plain, with sour cream and lox, or with sour cream and applesauce, or just applesauce - anyway you like!

Last night we listened to part of "Chanukah - A Singing Celebration" a CD by Cindy Paley. We also listened to one of the bonus stories on the CD included with the book "Hanukkah Lights, Stories of the Season" from National Public Radio. Tonight, more of the same as we add another candle to the Chanukiah. This increasing is according to the teachings of Rabbi Hillel. Happy Chanukah!

1 comment:

Anna Haight said...

Oh Yum! I love latkes! I celebrate Chanukah with a dear friend and former roommate. Thanks for your compliments on my blog!