Maccabeats Make Latkes

The boy band behind the Chanukah video phenomenon is back.

A Whole Lotta Latkes

As Chanukah dwindles away, try this electic range of latke recipes while you still can.
12/11/2012 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Sure, classic potato latkes - with their crispy edges and warm, gooey insides - are about as close to perfection as you can get. But with eight nights of Chanukah, why not experiment.

Plain potato latkes are perfect, but why not mix it up with carrot and apple? Amy Spiro

Don’t Do Chanukah Half-Baked

For latkes this year, forget the oil and the fry pan. Your cholesterol will thank you.
11/26/2012 - 19:00

Gone are the days when the Chanukah holiday meant an eight-day binge fest of all things fried.

The Festival of Lights, which commemorates the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks, has a longstanding tradition of oily foods such as latkes and donuts in remembrance of the miracle of the temple oil, which lasted eight days instead of the expected one. But for some, the holiday has become an excuse to inhale fried potato pancakes and custard-filled pastry.

A healthy alternative: Roasted gingered carrot latkes.

New Latke Toppings

Spice Hanukkah up with a trio of sauces from Mollie Katzen.
11/13/2012 - 19:00

Mollie Katzen -- an award-winning illustrator and designer, as well as best-selling cookbook author and popular public speaker -- is back with a new round of recipes for Hanukkah. With over 6 million books in print, Katzen is listed by the New York Times as one of the best-selling cookbook authors of all time and has been named by Health Magazine as one of “The Five Women Who Changed the Way We Eat.” 

Transform plain latkes with this multi-cultural selection of sauces. Wikimedia Commons

Lightening Up The Latke

Eat your fruits and vegetables — in the unlikeliest of dishes.
12/05/2011 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Crispy, hot potato latkes are de rigueur in most households during the eight days of Chanukah. But the dish’s religious traditions lie in its preparation – frying – and not in its main ingredient – potatoes. So why use them at all? This year, spice up your latkes with different flavors and ingredients, and replace the potatoes with other kinds of vegetables, or even fruits.

Leek latkes, above.
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