Have you ever eaten latkes?
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
December 6, 2018 7:13pm CST
I had latkes for breakfast the other morning. They were very good. I didn't have the time to make them from scratch, so I bought frozen ones from Trader Joe's, and heated them up in the oven. Latkes are a traditional Jewish dish. They are basically potato pancakes with onion in them. In Jewish tradition, they are served with apple sauce and sour cream. It's a wonderful combination of tastes, temperatures and consistencies. I have written two other posts about latkes over the past three days. Both appear to have been deleted. If posting about Jewish tradition is not allowed here, I may have to leave the site, as I am half-Jewish, and proud of it. Of maybe the thought of onion in a pancake is just too offensive to some members. Have you ever had latkes? Are there certain foods in your culture or tradition that are a part of that tradition?
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• United States
@TheHorse I doubt this has anything to do with the post being Jewish. When you start having discussions about deleted discussions, I believe that is the violation on the second one. I do not want to see this post go that direction as well. MyLot has always asked ALL of us to respect each other and our backgrounds and beliefs and ethnicity. I do not think it would suddenly change.
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• United States
When I worked in the Early Childhood Center (Headstart) we had weekly cooking experiences. Once a month it had to be culturally diverse. So one day we had a Jewish lady lawyer who was the cousin of one of our Mennonite teachers come and we made latkes. We left the skin on ours. I liked them. Perkins Restaurants serve a potato pancake that you could get applesauce and sour cream with. Also could get bacon or sausage. If one of your posts was a "guessing game" that may be your problem. The second one, was a post about a deleted post. I figured it might depart.
• Walnut Creek, California
I have not, though someone attached their name to one of their comments. I'd be frustrated if I'm not allowed to post anything related to Judaism. I worked at a Jewish preschool for seven years and really enjoyed my time there. I learned a lot about Judaism that I had not known before.
• Laguna Woods, California
@TheHorse - Yes, I grew up eating latkes because my parents were of German heritage. I always loved them. My husband cannot eat high potassium foods like potatoes anymore, or I would go get the ones at Trader Joe's right now. I wrote a post about Hanukkah and I did not have a problem. I think the site just has glitches sometimes. One of my grandsons is have Jewish, because one of my son-in-laws is Jewish.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
I like the pancake (also latkes) of potatoes, they are traditional jewish Hanuka holiday food, as well as the doughnut (the kind of spongy fried round cake with jam inside and sugar powder on top). Those are heavy with oil as a reminder for the miracle of the oil jug that was almost empty but somehow was enough for 8 days to light up the holy temple lamp :-) Have a good time eating them, but not too much, because of the oil and many calories :-)