Saturday, December 4, 2010

Latkes and Dreidel Cookies

Tonight for dinner we made latkes using a recipe in one of Eva's Hanukkah books- Grandma's Latkes by Malka Drucker.
Grandma's Latkes
Potato Latkes
3 large potatoes
1 small onion
2 beaten eggs
2 Tsp flour
1 tsp salt
a pinch of black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Wash the potatoes very well but don't peel them.  Grate them coarsely into a bowl.  Grate in the onion. Add the beaten eggs, flour, salt, and pepper.  Stir and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to thicken.  Pour off excess liquid.  Heat the vegetable oil for one minute in a frying pan, then drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture into the pan.  When the pancakes are brown around the edges, turn and fry them until the other sides are crispy.  Drain them on paper towels, and eat them with sour cream and applesauce.

They turned out great and were a huge hit (they were devoured so quickly I wasn't able to get a picture!) Before bed, we made a fun dreidel snack that I saw in Family Fun magazine but can't find a link to.  We took fig newtons and cut a point at one end.  We then pushed half a thin pretzel stick in the other end and tada!  A yummy dreidel snack.
The perfect ending to an exciting day in which Eva got her big girl bed- she is so excited!
We even let her have a mattress!  ;)


  1. just found your blog! We made fig newton dreidels too! so simple & fun...Happy Hanukkah!

  2. That bedding is adorable, did you make it yourself?

  3. I love her expression! So cute!

  4. Welcome! I wish I had the patience (and time!) to make bedding but alas this set is from jcp.