2 big questions for the 3rd night

Today I ate some latkes.  They were pretty standard potato latkes.  They weren’t made by anyone that I knew particularly well, and they were delicious.  Obviously, my mom’s are still the best but I am entirely biased.  On this, the 3rd night of Chanukah I have two questions, dear reader.

1.  Applesauce or sour cream?

2. What do you think of the new twists on latkes?  Sweet potato additions and such?

My answers will appear tomorrow for night #4.

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9 Responses to 2 big questions for the 3rd night

  1. Jesse Primerano says:

    1. combination of the two.
    i always asked the same question as you.. and never really knew which one i preferred just sort of had them each on their own. until this year at the family chanukah party my uncle convinced me to try them mixed. i was extremely happy with the results and thus advertising my enjoyment here. one of the best combinations i’ve ever tasted. delicious

  2. Sarah Z-K says:

    1. Obviously both.
    2. We had sweet potato and regular Friday night. So I guess my answer to this question is also…both. 😉

  3. Caryn says:

    1. I’m actually a fan of mixing the applesauce and sour cream together.
    2. Rachel and I made a traditional/sweet potato mix on Friday. Delicious.

  4. Jessica says:

    I was raised by someone you know and he always liked to put sugar on things you never would. I am 28 years old and still put white sugar on my latkes. I pass the sour cream and applesauce and ask for sugar… It is weird but it is me… Also I ask for brown sugar for my breakfast sausage, forgive me Rabbi since it isnt kosher 🙂

  5. Hillel Cohn says:

    Just got finished reading through your daily blogs. What a great idea!!! And, as would be expected, blended with some “fun” stuff are your reminders of the need to eradicate injustice wherever it might be. I will keep reading your blogs and know that I will be enriched by them.

    And, just for the record, applesauce is my topping of choice.

  6. Richard says:

    1. Neither – I add salt to soak up the oil when they are hot and someone got me to try maple syrup on cold latkes as a kid.

    2. Sweet Potato????? My kids would disown me!!!

    My question would be to those that stand there for hours and make them, how many do you actually eat after that?

  7. rabbieger says:

    1. I personally mix the two together! But of course it depends on Milkich or fleshig. Then of course if it is fleshig only the applesauce.

    2. I love all the variations –zuchini and spinach especially. Not big on the carrot latkes tho’!

  8. LBN says:

    so….growing up i was a cinnamon and sugar kind of girl. weird i know. but as of late i like mixing the sour cream and applesauce – a perfect combination.

    as for the new varieties – big fan! we’re making our own for shabbat and i plan to mix up sweet potato, zuchini and regular. after reading some of your other comments i’m thinking spinach too!

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