Classroom Recipe for Hanukkah!
At the preschool where I work, we teach about the
three holidays of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas during the month of December.
As you may or may not know, each holiday has various foods that are an
important part of the core celebration, just as turkey is a key part of any
traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Last December I shared two recipes that are often
integral dishes for the Jewish holiday of Hannukah. Kugel and potato
latkes can be made various ways; however, both also include some central
key ingredients. At the bottom of both posts from last year you will see some
cooking options and ways to vary the recipes, making them more healthy and flavorful
depending on your taste!
If you visit the "Potato Latkes" post from last
year, you will see that I did not actually cook with the class that week
because I had recently had hand surgery. So, here is the full recipe which we
used recently this year at school. The children loved them and everyone had the
opportunity to take home the complete recipe to share with their family.
Potato Latkes for Hanukkah
cup chopped onion
large potatoes (peeled and shredded)
oil to grease the pan (oil is a key part of the Hanukkah tradition)
You will also need:
potato peeler (or two)
stove and skillet
about 16-18 latkes
egg and place in large bowl
in chopped onion
in pepper and salt
and shred 4-6 large potatoes (the kids love this process!)
the stove and lightly grease skillet with oil.
small pancake-sized circles of the latke batter onto the pan. Cook until golden
brown on both sides.
with a scoop of apple sauce if you choose (some people love the salty and sweet
flavors mixed together, although I love mine plain!).
and happy holidays! Join me next week for Kwanza corn fritters!