As someone who is usually not a fan of fried foods, I can honestly say that I can’t imagine celebrating Hanukkah without eating potato latkes. The taste of crispy, salty potatoes with a hint of onion and the sweetness of applesauce transports me back to my childhood, where candle lighting was followed by gift giving and a thoroughly unwholesome dinner of fried food. Potato latkes and jelly doughnuts took center stage for this holiday, and it’s one time of year when I throw healthy eating aside and enjoy the tastes and textures of some serious Jewish soul foods. Latkes are best eaten fresh out of the skillet, but they hold up pretty well if you freeze them right away.
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