Have you ever eaten latkes?

@TheHorse (75162)
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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@cindiowens (4924)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
7 Dec
Really?? The last one too? That's crazy! I have never had them but my mother used to make potato pancakes (leftover mashed potatoes, egg and onion) when I was a kid. YUMMY!!
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
Did you put other things on them, like sour cream and applesauce? I really enjoy them in the "traditional" way.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
7 Dec
@TheHorse No, my family put ketchup on them, but I dislike ketchup so I just put a little salt and butter.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
@cindiowens I don't like ketchup either. Salt and butter sounds good.
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@xander6464 (6024)
• Wapello, Iowa
7 Dec
I am disturbed if your posts have been deleted. I have been upset by MyLot rules before but never to that degree.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
I would like to see people of all backgrounds treated with equal respect, so long as they're respectful of others. I'm confused.
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• Wapello, Iowa
7 Dec
@TheHorse I'm confused. too. I don't get those "rules" at all.
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@GardenGerty (105496)
• United States
7 Dec
@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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@JudyEv (142050)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
I've never heeard of them but when you mentioned potato cakes with onion they reminded me of what we called 'mock fish' which are made of grated potato, onion, egg and flour.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
That sounds basically like latkes. Did you enjoy them?
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@JudyEv (142050)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
@TheHorse I love them and still make them from time to time.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
@JudyEv Is any oil involved? With latkes, there's a lot of oil in the recipe. I get a tummy ache if I eat too many.
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@Micmac (9765)
7 Dec
I have latkes often. My mom makes them from scratch. I love them with applesauce mainly, but sometimes I will add cinnamon with a tad of sugar. Yummy!
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
Sounds good! I do like the contrast between the sour cream and the apple sauce when they're served in the traditional Jewish way.
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@Micmac (9765)
9 Dec
@TheHorse I just had some latkes for breakfast today. I never tried having them with sour cream, but that sounds delicious. I am craving for some potato knishes right now, so I might buy them on my next shopping day.
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@rebelann (43704)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Dec
Ahhh, so that's where mom got the potato pancake idea. She never used onion in any of her dishes but she would make us potato pancakes and serve them with applesauce on special occasions .... her's were always from scratch.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec
I wonder how many "traditions" involve potato pancakes of some sort or another.
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@rebelann (43704)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Dec
I recall one gal I went to school with would laugh like crazy when I'd tell her about the tate pancakes with apple sauce, apparently her ma served them with a creamy beef mixture @TheHorse
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Dec
@rebelann The horror! That's what biscuits are for!
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@GardenGerty (105496)
• United States
7 Dec
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.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
I like it when different cultures are represented at the preschool level.
@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
They don't like guessing games? Eeps. I think I done those before.
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@GardenGerty (105496)
• United States
7 Dec
@TheHorse Check your TOS, I believe games are mentioned as a no go. We had an East Indian family and for a family night I believe we made chapati.
@Karenmm (762)
• Nairobi, Kenya
7 Dec
But I hope you enjoyed it
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
Do they grow potatoes in Kenya?
@Karenmm (762)
• Nairobi, Kenya
7 Dec
They do grow them.... actually alot
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
@Karenmm Onions too?
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Dec
Anne has made latkes for me and they are great. She was in a Jewish sorority at what was then San Fernando Valley State, though not Jewish. How bizarre that another post was deleted! Have you asked Admin about it?
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
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.
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Dec
@TheHorse No excuse for prejudice here.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
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@Janet357 (6795)
7 Dec
Never tried this yet. Yes we have several foods here like different kinds of rice cakes. Im not fond of them. Just one maybe, and i dont know how do you call it in english.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
Where are you located? I do eat a lot of rice, as I enjoy Asian foods.
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@Janet357 (6795)
7 Dec
@TheHorse part of Asia. Thats nice:) do you like spicy foods too?
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
@Janet357 I LOVE spicy food.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27588)
• United States
7 Dec
I remember your post asking us to guess what you had for breakfast. Not sure why it would be deleted.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
I was looking forward to the responses of our Jewish and Israeli members. Oh well.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27588)
• United States
7 Dec
@TheHorse hopefully this one stays.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
@Tampa_girl7 It sounds like people from non-Jewish traditions enjoy something similar to latkes. They're basically just potato pancakes with onion and a lot of oil in them!
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@andriaperry (63932)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 Dec
No I have not but I would love to try them.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
They're really yummy. But they're also oily. I can't eat more than two or three without getting a tummy ache.
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@andriaperry (63932)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 Dec
@TheHorse Are they supposed to be oily?
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
@andriaperry Yes, oil is one of the ingredients. They don't turn out REALLY oily, but it's a factor.
@Hannihar (46533)
10 Dec
@TheHorse I made latkes for the first time this year. They were good.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec
Did you eat them in the "traditional" way, with apple sauce and sour cream? I've helped make latkes from scratch, but I've never done it all by myself. I have a frozen one heating up in the oven right now.
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@Hannihar (46533)
11 Dec
@TheHorse I ate it plain. I do not like sour cream or apple sauce. I would put ketchup on instead. They were tasty. Now, I look forward to making them next year but the grater I do not like that much. It takes a long time to use it.
@nawala123 (3612)
• Indonesia
7 Dec
never tried it
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
Do they grow potatoes in Indonesia?
@nawala123 (3612)
• Indonesia
7 Dec
@TheHorse yes , indonsian farmer grow potato, but in hills area only, which the air is cooler
@DeborahDiane (24875)
• Laguna Woods, California
7 Dec
@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.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
Heh. A lot of us are "mutts" in 2018.
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• Laguna Woods, California
8 Dec
@TheHorse - Ha ha! Mutts! I think of culturally mixed people as the real "gems" in society because they are more open, interesting and accepting.
• Philippines
7 Dec
I never had this kind of food before. I don’t think if we have that kind of dish here. I hope you enjoy the food.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Dec
It was delicious. Are potatoes grown in the Philippines?
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• Philippines
8 Dec
@TheHorse yes, particularly in Baguio City I think..
@Icydoll (27950)
• India
8 Dec
Never tried latkes .Very good to know about this dish.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec
I wonder if they have something comparable in India.
8 Dec
Don't know if its any tradition but i like a good crepe lil bit ol creme
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec
Sounds good to me!
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@debjani1 (3941)
7 Dec
I heard the name of latkes for the first time. I want to taste it. But if someone prepares this dish for me. It seems too good.
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec
They're really yummy. I get mine frozen at Trader Joe's, as I'm too lazy to make them from scratch.
7 Dec
never tried it
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@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec
They're yummy. But full of oil. So don't eat too many.
@stringer321 (3727)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
7 Dec
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 :-)
@TheHorse (75162)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec
Yep. I'm heating up ONE right now I'll "go all traditional" and add apple sauce and sour cream.