Loyal Order of the Latke
1. For a basic potato latke recipe, you can do no better than Joan Nathan’s classic
2. Pay attention to take all of her steps
3. Grate the potatoes in two different consistencies: coarse, to make lots of crispy edges, and fine, so the pancakes hold together nicely. This is key! 4. After placing a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the hot oil, use the back of the spoon to lightly press down and form the batter into a pancake.
5. Latkes are best served right away! We know you like to plan (oy, do you), but just this once, forget about making them ahead of time and reheating them from the freezer. Don’t worry about the smell and don’t fret about the mess! Be bold (think like a Maccabee), and fry up a crispy bunch of latkes, drain them for a minute or two on paper towels, then take them straight to the table …
6. What a mechaya!
One potato, two potato, three potato, four, five potato, six potato, seven potato, oy! Let’s face it, Hanukkah just isn’t Hanukkah without latkes. This design features all of the key ingredients: potatoes, oil and onions. Up top is the slogan “Fried and True” while below is the Loyal Order of the Latke motto, “For the Grater Good.” It’s a miracle!