Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Chanukah!

Wishing all our friends in Baltimore and everywhere
a very Happy Chanukah!
We have been having a heated debate as to the correct way to spell Chanukka in English. Anyone have an opinion? And the answer is: Hanukkah is a transliteration of a Hebrew word so you can spell it any way you wish.
During Chanukah, Chabad light candles every night at locations all over Ashkelon and hand out 'soofganiyot'. See the video HERE with a blessing from Rabbi Lieberman.
Our recipe for delicious Hanuka latkes !
Finely grate a few unpeeled potatoes, a peeled sweet potato (yam), and a small onion (gourmet upgrade option : add 2 peeled grated 'Jerusalem artichokes'). Squeeze out most/all of the liquid. Add salt and pepper, 3 well beaten eggs, 1 tsp baking powder and 2-3 tablespoons of flour. Gently form into uneven flat patties and fry both sides in oil until golden brown.
Drain on paper and serve hot, sprinkled with a mix of sugar and cinnamon.
For those who prefer less oily food: Grease a pyrex dish with olive oil, put the mixture in, paint the top with olive oil and bake in a hot oven for an hour or more until golden and crispy. Serve hot: sprinkle each slice with sugar and cinnamon.

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