Lots o'latkes

To fry or to bake? Latkes or kugel? The Hanukka debate rages on.

By FAYE LEVY
November 30, 2010 14:40
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Latke 521. (photo credit: Yael Ilan)

 
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Like many Ashkenazi Jews, I grew up eating potato latkes for Hanukka. One year when my mother and I were making potato latke batter for Hanukka in her Jerusalem kitchen, she decided to make it into a kugel instead. Rather than baking it in the oven, she made the mixture into one cake and fried it in a skillet.

The result was delicious; but was it a latke or a kugel? This experience made me reflect on the link between the two.

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