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Potato Latkes

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I never thought i would be getting a skateboard from my dad because he kept saying it was too dangerous, but i would soon learn that it was all a lie! I will always remember the Hanukkah when i got my first skateboard, and I’ll never forget the delicious potato latkes!

My dad kept saying “no” over and over again as i asked for a skateboard. I was counting down the days until me and my whole family came over to my dads house to light candles, get presents, and eat potato latkes and applesauce. Even though i didn’t have my hopes up (because i was 99% sure i wasn’t getting it) I still kept a tiny thought in the back of my mind about what would happen if i got one.

When i saw my brother walk into the door i was so happy because he was the last family member to come, which means we could finally open presents. My brother, My sister, and I all opened our presents at the same time. I got an iTunes card. I wasn’t disappointed because like i said before, i didn’t have my hopes up. Then i heard my dad say “wait, i think i see another present”. I look and it says my name. this is when i start to get a little excited, but i knew it still wasn’t a skateboard. But that was wrong...

I wanted slowly and neatly open the wrapping paper, but when i looked down all i could see are my hands ripping the paper like a wild animal. When i first saw it i thought i was tired and wrong, but when i looked down again, i could tell that i was right... it was a skateboard. I may have been a cheap wal-mart board, but it was good enough for a beginner like me. After my brother and i put it together, we headed down to the basement. My brother picked it up and did an awesome trick and made it look easy. Then it was my turn. I thought it was going to be easy, but i guess not. As soon as i stepped on it i fell right on my face. Thank god i was wearing a helmet! “well, you’ll learn!” said my brother as he tried to hold back a laugh.

Even though it was about four years ago, i still remember that night like it was yesterday. My brother and I still joke about that night and how hard i fell, and every hanukkah we eat potato latkes and joke about that one hanukkah when i got my first skateboard.

Submitted by: "Ben K."

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups of peeled and shredded potatoes
1 tablespoon grated onions
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ cup peanut oil for frying


1. place potatoes in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible.

2. in a medium bowl stir potatoes, onions, eggs, flour, and salt together.

3. in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into hot oil, pressing down on them to form ¼ to ½ inch thick patties. brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. serve hot!

source: family recipe

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