Thursday, December 02, 2010

Latkes Get a College Education

My son, the Theater Arts major (i.e., the youngest), is away at college and couldn't be home for Chanukah.  He asked for a copy of the Shortcut Latkes recipe and made the potato pancakes you see in the photo for him and some friends. (I think in the friend's kitchen, I don't recognize it. And since I don't want to be a helicopter parent I'm not going to tell him about the dangers of having a paper towel so close to the flame or ask him about the general state of that stovetop.)

They look so great and I'm so proud of him, he's never made anything like this before or even attempted any major frying.

FYI - Did you know that there are 16 recognized spellings in English for the name of the Jewish winter holiday?

According to the BlogCatalog these are: Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannukah, Chanuka, Chanukkah, Channukah, Chanukka, Hanukka, Hannuka,Hannukkah, Channuka, Xanuka, Hannukka, Channukka, and Chanuqa.


retro sweets said...

Nice info about Hanukah. Haha. It made this post more charming. :))

FJKramer said...


annelies said...

I love that there are so many spellings of Hanukkah. (Two represented in your comments). I've been wanting to try my hand at latkes and excited to try your recipe.

FJKramer said...

Yeah, 16 ways in English (I grew up with Chanukah, but most publications go with Hanukkah), but only 1 in Hebrew!

eclair said...

Haha that's really funny! I just met your son actually! He is working with me at Cabrillo College; he's a very nice guy! He told me about your blog and so far I really like it! I'm a Culinary Arts major so I find it very fun! If you have time, check out my blog too:


FJKramer said...

Your site looks beautiful -- and that chocolate cake you made your dad looks yummy

Thanks for stopping by and thank Noah for pointing you in my direx.