But Hannah Did Not Have Potatoes! Latkes with a Tropical Twist.

The first night of Chanukkah is tomorrow, we have grandkids staying with us, they have already collected their Chanukkah gifts, and are looking forward to traditional delicacies. Here is one – happy Chanukkah, Beautiful People!

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Chanukkahis coming, and kids are looking forward to stuffing their faces withlatkes– potato pancakes. When I was growing up, we had all kinds oflatkesonChanukkah, and sometimes my grandmother skipped thederuny(potatolatkes) altogether because of the variety of other, more interesting ones: carrots with apples, zucchini with raisins, and my father’s favoriterechene(buckwheat)latkes. When a guest inquired about the missing “traditional” kind, she would say, “But Hannah did not have potatoes.” Two burning questions of my childhood were: who was Hannah and why, oh why, couldn’t she get potatoes?

This is the story I put together at the age of about four. In the ancient times, there was a mean king who didn’t want anybody in his kingdom to be Jewish. He sent his soldiers to the Jewish Temple (Temple? we had a Temple? where?) and ordered them…

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Have a wonderful time together!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Becky!

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  2. Interesting recipe.
    Love the clip.
    Thank you Dolly
    Happy Chanukkah

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Philo!

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    1. I wish I could send some to you, dear Cindy!

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  3. Anita says:

    Hi,
    Thank you fro sharing my dear, happy to be back here after long absence
    Good sunday
    Kisses
    Anita

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    1. Good to see you here again, dear Anita, and thank you for stopping by,
      Love,
      Dolly 😻

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  4. BERNADETTE says:

    Wishing you and yours all the blessings and happiness of the holiday season.

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    1. Thank you so much, darling, and the same to you!

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    1. Thank you very much, Derrick.

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  5. This is one of my favorite of your posts, and i love the idea of tons of different fried foods for a special meal. May you have a blessed and beautiful Chanukkah, with lots of time with family.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi, for your kind wishes!

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  6. Gail says:

    Mmmm. 😋🍃

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    1. Thank you so much, for stopping by, dear Gail! 😻

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  7. I hadn’t really thought about that before, the absence of potatoes at that time!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, dear Dorothy!

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  8. purpleslob says:

    You are so intelligent!! I wouldn’t have given Hannah 1 thought, as long as I was stuffing my mouth!! Who was Hannah indeed!! ❤ Happy Chanukah!

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    1. Oh come on, my favorite purple person, I know you know your Bible backwards and forwards, You know the story!

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  9. chattykerry says:

    Wishing you a Happy Chanukah! K x

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kerry!

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