recipe comes from Karen
( Ilyce is her alias ) who is in a recipe club
with between twenty and thirty members, the oldest
of whom is eighty-six and the youngest is thirteen,
who collect recipes and love to cook.
told me that she is "thirty-four years old,
single and loves to cook, among other things.
I've been cooking and collecting recipes since
I was in my teens and have a very big collection.
I collect from magazines, friends, newspapers,
brochures, advertising material, and product recipes,
the net, recipe groups and a list of other places.
If I've taken the recipes from the web or from
a magazines, there should be a source but sometimes,
over the years, it wasn't collected".
are fried in oil and eaten to help celebrate Hanukkah.
When the Maccabees found only a small amount of
oil in the Holy Temple, they were surprised when
the oil in the lamp burned for eight days. Latkes
are eaten to remember this miracle".
and grate the potatoes into a mixing bowl. The
secret to crispy latkes is to squeeze out the
liquid from the potatoes. Press down on them
with a big spoon and pour off the liquid.
and grate the onion into the potatoes.
eggs, flour and salt and stir to make a smooth
batter that will drop heavily from the spoon.
the fat in a heavy frying pan, drop the batter
from a spoon into the hot fat, making pancakes
3 inches in diameter.
over moderate heat until brown on the underside,
turn and brown other side.
out and drain off excess fat - put them on paper
with your favorite homemade applesauce and sour