Happy Hanukkah Everyone!
This time of year is a busy one for most people, but my household always celebrated Christmas and Hanukkah, making it twice as festive and busy. As an adult who seems to rarely be surrounded by others celebrating Hanukkah, the holiday is my personal time to think of my Dad and light the candles to honor the tradition he brought into my life. Being far away from my family this year, it was more important than ever to light the candles, connecting me back home.
I’m spending the holidays this year with my boyfriend’s family in Northern England, and there has been nonstop cooking, Christmas crackers, and gift opening. As my contribution to the festivities, I decided to try out a recipe for my favorite holiday food… LATKES! Very few in the house knew what they were, so it was my chance to introduce them to a classic Hanukkah dish that is easy to make and pairs great with so many other foods. The recipe I used was adapted from the blog Brown Eyed Baker to make them gluten free, and they turned out famously.
There is some debate about if latkes can only be made with matzoh meal, which is the most traditional recipe, but on short notice getting gluten free matzoh meal would be difficult in Northern England. If you’re strict about what you consume during the holiday, a recipe using matzoh meal instead of breadcrumbs might be a better choice. If you are more lenient, want delicious potato pancakes any time, and need a gluten free solution, give this recipe a try!