Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. Since we celebrate both Hanukkah & Christmas, we will be lighting the first candle tonight...and eating latkes for dinner...with applesauce & sour cream, of course. We'll be eating lots of latkes over the next eight days, I'm sure...and this year I'm going to make a noodle kugel. Phil loves noodle kugel, so I'm not sure why I've never made one before. I have a few recipes to choose from, so I'll let him pick the one he likes best. I don't remember ever tasting it, so this will be something new that may become a tradition.
Now...for the latkes, there's a story, of course. One year I made latkes from scratch. Shredded potatoes & onions...and a few scrapes to my knuckles from the hand grater. They were so good...or so I thought. As we ate, I asked Phil how he liked them & he said they were ok, but too much like hash browns. He liked his Mom's better. Fair enough...so I called his Mom to ask how she made hers.
Here's the secret recipe...Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix.
Right from the box.
No scraped knuckles.
Just follow the recipe on the back of the box & fry those babies up.
Serve with sour cream & applesauce.
Phil is happy.
That's how I'll make them tonight. I'll do some from scratch ones using the blender to chop up the potato/onion mixture during the eight days...but for tonight, we're going with tradition.