Hanukkah Crafts

Luscious Latkes

Hanukkah wouldn't be Hanukkah without luscious latkes. You likely are familiar with the traditional potato pancake, but here's a delicious variation that gives tradition an interesting twist.

What You'll Need:


4 sweet potatoes

1 onion

4 eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Juice of 1/2 lime

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup flour

Ginger (optional)






Measuring cup and spoons

Mixing spoon



Sour cream


Ask an adult to help you grate the potatoes and chop the onion.

Then beat the eggs. Add the onion, eggs, cinnamon, lime juice, salt, and flour to the potatoes. Mix well. You can add a teaspoon or two of powdered or freshly grated ginger for spice.

Ask an an adult to melt several tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Add a little oil to the skillet so the butter doesn't burn.

Shape a smooth, flat pancake from the mixture. Ask the adult to fry it.

The pancake is done when both sides are crispy brown. Serve your sweet potato latkes with sour cream and applesauce.

On the next page, continue the Hanukkah tradition by making a shining menorah that doesn't require candles.

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