The Latke: New Twists On An Old Favorite

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Potato Latke
18 Dec 2008

imageIt’s just about Chanukah time again but who says that Chanukah has to be only oil and potatoes? On the other hand, what would Chanukah be without that old time favorite, greasy potato latkes? And while I’m quite sure that most everyone out there already knows how to make a regular latke, how about some different ideas that shed a new light on the old Chanukah theme of latkes, potatoes, and cheese. There’s a wealth of possibilities out there …

Have a great Chanukah! Kol tuv, Tamar Ansh

Tamar Ansh is an author, freelance recipe developer, and food columnist. Her articles have appeared in Jewish publications worldwide. She has published 4 books so far which include: Splitting the Sea (Targum Press), inspirational stories on finding one’s soul-mate; Let’s Say Amen!, an illustrated children’s book about the holiness of Amen (Feldheim Publishers); her first cookbook, A Taste of Tradition (Feldheim Publishers) which is both gluten free and kosher for Passover. Her most recent book is called A Taste of Challah (Feldheim Publishers, 2007). It is a photographic guide to baking and shaping beautiful challahs, and includes many other healthy and interesting bread types as well. Visit to see all her books online, as well as other, not yet published, challah and bread recipes. She will be coming on a short book tour and speaking in two different places in the Tri-State area the week of March 4-9th! See her website for details and locations.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.