“Meet the Latkes” by Alan Silberberg and Latke Recipe

Your Nanny Family doesn’t have to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy reading Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg and then share in making and eating latkes.

When reading Meet the Latkes get ready for some wacky good fun with the Latke family of potato pancakes. Lucy Latke’s family is just like yours or mine. Except that they’re potato pancakes. And also, they are completely clueless.

After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, complete with mighty Mega Bees who use a giant dreidel to fight against the evil alien potatoes from Planet Chhh. It’s up to the Latke family dog to set the record straight. (To start with, they were Maccabees, not Mega Bees). But he’ll have to get the rest of the Latkes to listen to him first!

Your Nanny Kids will love Meet the Latkes since humor is always a welcome addition to the holidays. You can purchase the book by clicking the title of the book in this review.

Here’s how to make Easy Potato Latkes:

You Will Need:

4 large russet potatoes
1 medium onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large eggs
vegetable oil, for frying
Applesauce and sour cream for serving

You Will Need:

1. Preheat oven to 225°.

2. Peel potatoes.

3. Using the large holes of a box grater or the grater disk on a food processor, grate potatoes and onions.

4. Transfer to a large kitchen towel. Gather ends of towel and twist over sink and squeeze firmly to wring out as much liquid as possible. Open towel and toss the mixture to loosen. Gather towel and wring out once more.

5. Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, pepper, and egg in a medium bowl to blend. Add potato mixture. Using your fingers, mix until well coated. Latke mixture should be wet and thick, not soupy.

Recipe from sweetpealifestyle.com

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