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One of the best holiday traditions from my childhood is the night we'd all go to my grandparents' house to exchange presents with my cousins and aunts and uncles. The celebration naturally included dinner, and one the traditional foods was, of course, latkes (potato pancakes).
When I was young, my grandmothers, mom, and aunts would have to grate the potatoes and onions by hand -- a messy job, during which at least one person would end up with grated knuckles. Ouch!
At some point over the years, one of my relatives discovered a faster, safer way to make latkes, thanks to a new kitchen gadget that hit the home scene. The food processor revolutionized the family recipe, and no one ever had to mess with that grater again.
There is apparently some debate about what to serve with latkes. Let me state right here and now, I've never understood the applesauce camp. I'm absolutely on the sour cream team and am not against a sprinkling of chives or scallions. Hope you enjoy our family's modern recipe.
Food Processor Latkes
Makes about 12
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups of potatoes scrubbed, skins left on, diced into 1-inch dice
- 1 medium onion
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- dash pepper
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
These can be frozen; reheat in a 350F oven.
No matter what foods remind you of your childhood holidays, I wish you happy eating and much joy this December.