BLOG: Secretary Leslie Richard’s Latke Recipe for Hanukkah By: Leslie Richards, Secretary of Transportation SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Holidays, The Blog On Hanukkah, those of the Jewish faith celebrate by lighting the menorah and eating traditional fried foods like latkes, which alludes to the significance of oil to the eight-day celebration. My family is big latke fans — our dog’s name is even latke! Every Hanukkah, I make this recipe for my family and friends, and am sharing it with my fellow Pennsylvanians this year so they can enjoy them as much as us. Chag Sameach!Leslie’s Latke RecipeServings: Makes about 20 3-inch latkesIngredients2 extra large eggs1/3 cup of beer½ cup of all-purpose flour1 tsp kosher saltpinch of fine ground black pepper¼ of a Spanish onion, grated1 ½ pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and grated1 ¼ cup of light vegetable oil for fryingapplesauce and sour cream for toppingsInstructions1. Whisk together eggs, beer, flour, salt and pepper2. Add the onion and the potatoes to the batter3. In a large skillet, heat ½ inch oil over moderately high heat4. Drop 2 tablespoons of batter (approximately 3 inches in diameter) in oil, turning them once, for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown5. Drain on paper towelsServe with applesauce and sour cream.Best if prepared right before eating. If you need to prepare them ahead of time, they can be frozen. To reheat, lay out on parchment in a pan and freeze (single layer). Warm in 300 degree oven directly from freezer to oven. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 07, 2015
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