For the Love of Latkes

In honor of Chanukah, we hereby present you with a little enlightenment about latkes.

  • Latkes are traditionally made from grated potatoes mixed with eggs, onions, Matzo Meal, and seasonings fried in oil
  • It’s customary to eat latkes on Chanukah to celebrate the oil that lasted a miraculous eight days in the Holy Temple
  • To add a little pizzazz to your latkes, try frying them in flavored oils
  • The word “latke” has Yiddish origins. It’s also related to the Greek word “eladia,” plural of “eladion,” which means “little oily thing”
  • The potatoes in Manischewitz® Homestyle Potato Latke Mix are grated by hand just like your bubbe would do it

Scholars have been debating whether latkes are better than hamentashen since 1946. Who could choose?


Chanukah Shopping List

  • Chanukah Candles
  • Potato Latke Mix
  • Chocolate and Chocolate Coins
  • Apple Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Chocolate Tam Tams