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The Stop-n-Pop family had a long day at the pool today. For those of you without kids in swimming, swim meets are absolute gangsta marathon...or, at least that's what it seems like. Today's went for a good 5 hours. Thankfully, when I sat down to write the game thread recipe I found the following in my inbox:

Potato Latkes

This is a simple recipe that's fun to do as a family. You will need:

Baking Potatoes
Onion
Egg
Salt
Oil (I think peanut works best)

Peel and grate the potatoes. Squeeze as much moisture out of the potatoes as you can using a cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel

Grate the onion (I use about 1 tablespoon of grated onion for every cup of potato. This makes them pretty oniony, so use your judgment. Most recipes call for less).

Mix the potato, onion, and egg (I use about 1 egg for every 2 cups of potato, but you might need more. You want a moist but not soaking wet mixture). Add salt.

Heat peanut oil in a heavy bottomed pan; when hot, add large spoonfuls of the potato mixture, using the back of the spoon to flatten them out into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick rounds. Fry until the bottom is nicely browned, turn and do the other side. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Classic accompaniments are apple sauce and sour cream.

Enjoy, and happy Chanukah!

Eric in Madison for the win!

Tonight's blogging buddies are over at Fear The Sword. Be excellent to one another.