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Our Favorite (Non)Traditional Latkes

Zucchini Latkes with Mint & Meyer Lemon LabnehBy Lauren Braun CostelloMakes 4-6 servings.Latkes are fried potato pancakes traditionally made to celebrate Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights. But the frying is the symbolic part of the recipe, not the potato. This latke is made with grated zucchini and mint, which makes for a lighter pancake so good that even the kids won’t know they are eating their greens! Paired with a labneh (strained yogurt) spiked with Meyer lemon juice and zest, the flavor is vibrant and bright. You can serve this pretty pancake any time of year for an elegant appetizer or side dish.Equipment: cutting board; chef’s knife; box grater or food processor with a shredder disc; measuring spoons; dry measuring...

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The miracle of Latkes

Hanukkah is my favorite holiday! Not because of the gifts, because let's face it, I don't really get anything these days. My husband and I get a couple of things for ourselves, wrap them, and have the other one give it to us. Surprise!Hanukkah is my favorite because it is the time of year where we are reminded to celebrate family, friends, and be grateful for all we have. And even in this crazy world we live in, we can all look around and find things we are grateful for, and for that, I am thankful.Just like most other Jewish holidays, it all comes back to food. We gather with family and friends around a table, light the chanukiah, and...

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