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For the Love of Latkes

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In honor of Chanukah, we hereby present you with a little enlightenment about latkes.

  • Latkes are traditionally made from grated potatoes mixed with eggs, onions, Matzo Meal, and seasonings fried in oil
  • It’s customary to eat latkes on Chanukah to celebrate the oil that lasted a miraculous eight days in the Holy Temple
  • To add a little pizzazz to your latkes, try frying them in flavored oils
  • The word “latke” has Yiddish origins. It’s also related to the Greek word “eladia,” plural of “eladion,” which means “little oily thing”
  • The potatoes in Manischewitz® Homestyle Potato Latke Mix are grated by hand just like your bubbe would do it

Scholars have been debating whether latkes are better than hamentashen since 1946. Who could choose?

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