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Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with our favorite latke recipes

December 11, 2009 |  5:49 pm

It's not a Hanukkah celebration unless something gets fried, celebrating the temple miracle that occurred when a one-day supply of oil miraculously lasted for eight days. Hence, the latke.

But potato latkes are just the beginning. We took a look through the L.A. Times Test Kitchen's favorite Hanukkah recipes and found latkes made with apples, parsnips, zucchini, corn, red peppers, beets, olives, ricotta, sweet potatoes, polenta, pasta....you get the idea.

But we have a few twists, as well. Such as bumuelos, above, sweet rice fritters and fried cheese served with tomato sauce, and a zucchini, feta and basil frittata.

Check out our photo gallery: Lotsa Latkes: 18 of our favorite Hanukkah recipes

--Rene Lynch
On Twitter @renelynch


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Photo credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles TImes