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Latkes for Kids

  • SERVINGS: 24-36 latkes

Making Hanukkah potato pancakes from The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen (Schocken Books) becomes a fun family project.

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  1. 2 large potatoes
  2. 2 large carrots
  3. 2 medium zucchini
  4. 1 large onion
  5. 3 beaten eggs
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  8. 3/4 cup matzo meal
  9. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  1. Child: Peel the potatoes and carrots. Put the potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Adult with child: Use a food processor to carefully grate the zucchini, potatoes, carrots and onion.
  2. Child: Combine the vegetables, eggs, salt and pepper. Add the matzo meal. Shape the mixture into flat pancakes using 1 to 2 tablespoons of batter for each.
  3. Adult with child: Fry the latkes in about 2 tablespoons of hot oil for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side; add oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with applesauce.