It's Chanukkah so have a very FESTIVE HOLIDAY and enjoy the time with your family.... One thing I remember about Chanukkah is one of my very FAV. "Jewish" dishes- potato latkes.. It's something I grew up with... with a side dollop of sour cream and a side dollop of applesauce... DELISH!!!
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
Peel the potatoes and grate. Soak the grated potato in cold water. Let the last batch soak for a few minutes then strain in a colander.
Spread the potatoes and chopped onion on a kitchen towel and roll up and squeeze as much of the excess moisture as possible out. This will make a difference to the final result so it’s worth spending a bit of time doing this. Transfer the resultant mixture to a bowl and stir in the beaten egg and salt.
Heat about 1-2cm of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, until hot but not smoking.
Form the latkes so that they are thin (less than 1cm) and about the size of your palm (should use about 2 tbsp mixture). The thinner the better for me. Cook the latkes until brown at the edges. Turn them over and cook until fully browned. You should be able to do about 4 at a time with an average frying pan.
Drain excess oil using kitchen paper and keep on a wire rack until you serve. I serve them as they are done so that they are nice and hot with the apple sauce.