Recipe: Mark Bittman’s Latkes

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Photo: Lynn Gardner’s latkes on Flickr

The eight nights of Hannukah are only one day away! If you’re still mulling over what to make, the New York Times’ Mark Bittman has two latke recipes for you.

One uses onions, matzo meal and eggs to fill out and bind the pancakes. The other is simpler: just potatoes, oil, and salt, though Bittman says you can add parsley and garlic to either.

Garlic latkes? That would never fly – or fry – in my family, but holiday traditions bring out strong feelings. What’s your master latke recipe?

Bittman has more deep-frying advice below. You can also click here to learn how to make potato nik. It’s one giant latke that feeds four to six people.