This is my maternal grandmother’s recipe for latkes, or potato pancakes, which I enjoyed every Hanukkah when I was growing up. Fried in a very hot frying pan, they are crisp and thin, with wavy shreds of delicately browned potato at the edges. It is hard to resist breaking off the crunchy edge pieces as you move the pancakes from the oil to the wire rack. I consider those fabulous shards a treat for the cook (me!), though I also remember my grandmother sharing generously with me.
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