Happy Christmaka!

The most wonderful time of the year: Christmaka. I love everything about both Christmas and Hanukah, why must we choose only one? I know this post will be a little overkill on the latkes, but this time we made regular latkes. We made about 75 of them for a Christmaka party we had before everyone heads home for winter break…and our kitchen still smells like latkes. We served a winning combo of potato latkes, zucchini/feta latkes, christmas cookies, and everyone was required to wear a ‘yamaclaus.’ Yes, you read that correctly. My roommate Sarah relived our OC glory days by bringing back Seth Cohen’s ingenius yamaclaus invention, and they turned out beautifully. Can’t wait for more holiday excitement to come!

Here is the latkes recipe just in time for you to make them for your Hanukah, Christmas, or Christmaka party:

6 cups grated & drained potato (make sure you get ALL of the water out of the potato and onion..I put the grated potatoes into a dish rag and squeeze to get as much water out as possible)

8 tablespoons grated and drained onion

4 tablespoons flour

4 eggs

2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Heat up a frying pan with a couple tablespoons of canola oil. Place about a spoonfull of the potato mix and fry away! We place our latkes on a cookie sheet over a baking pan to allow them to drain and also stay crispy if you have to reheat!