How to Make Latkes

Potato pancakes, also known as latkes in Yiddish, are a traditional Chanukah food.

The Hebrew word is “levivot.” This video demonstrates one recipe for how to make latkes for yourself:

Fried foods are not uncommon on Chanukah in commemoration of the oil supply that was miraculously sustained for eight days rather than only one when the Maccabees purified and rededicated the Temple. Granted, fried foods may not be the healthiest, but this dish has stood the test of time in Jewish culture.

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