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The Perfect Potato Latkes Recipe Made for Chanukah

Here is a recipe for traditional potato latkes, also known as potato pancakes, that are perfect for celebrating Hanukkah: Ingredients: 2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled 1 small onion 2 eggs, beaten 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper Vegetable oil for frying Instructions: Grate the potatoes and onion using a box grater or food processor. Place the grated mixture in a colander over the sink and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Transfer the grated potatoes and onion to a bowl and stir in the eggs, flour, salt, and pepper until well combined. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Drop spoonfuls of the...

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Chanukah from 2nd Century BCE to 2023

Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days in the ancient Temple of Jerusalem. The holiday is celebrated by lighting a special candelabrum, called a menorah, with eight branches and an additional branch used to light the others. The holiday is usually celebrated in December, and it is a time for family, gifts, and festive meals. The story of Chanukah dates back to the second century BCE, when the land of Israel was ruled by the Seleucid Empire. At this time, many Jews were forced to practice their religion in secret, as the Seleucids sought to suppress Judaism and promote the worship of...

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