December 1, 2018 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #1634980
Applesauce on latkes is waaay better than sour cream. Dare you to prove me wrong. For fun 😊
It’s okay if you like sour cream though because that means more applesauce for me. So thanks in advance!
🙂🙂🙂🙂December 1, 2018 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #1635001
We don’t have to prove you wrong. The burden of proof is upon you to prove your assertion.December 2, 2018 12:37 am at 12:37 am #1635014Mariana SantosParticipant
After conducting a poll of my family members I have been confronted by the fact that when it comes to the enjoyment of latke eating I am in a mixed marriage. I prefer applesauce while my husband clocks in for sour cream.
The children break down as follows…
2 for applesauce
1 for sour cream
2 for ketchup
Ketchup!! **hangs head and slinks out of room in mortified shame**December 2, 2018 8:54 am at 8:54 am #1635023
Sour cream is for blintzes. Latkes go with applesauce.December 2, 2018 8:55 am at 8:55 am #1635026
Latkes don’t need anything on top- they are yummy just the way they are.
How’s that for a compromise to your debate LB?December 2, 2018 8:56 am at 8:56 am #1635063
I prefer latkes plain, followed closely with sour cream.
Dipped in applesauce can’t be better tasting at all.
My proof? A recent NBC/WAPO /CNN poll showing 97% of latke luvers prefer apple sauce…. + or – 5%.😆December 2, 2018 8:57 am at 8:57 am #1635065
I’m not much into ketchup dipping and never paid much attention to it, so I was taken aback when a non-Jewish colleague told me years ago that it was a Jewish thing.
Lo & behold, she was right. I started noticing my kids and other guests requesting ketchup , and watched as they used it on EVERYTHING… My wife was like : Don’t you even know what goes on in our house ?? … That started a ketchup fight… I won, ’cause I squirted a no-brand brand at her, and she used Heinz… you know, slowest ketchup in the West.December 2, 2018 8:57 am at 8:57 am #1635066
We are an applesauce family……………………………
Potato Latkes are served at suppertime in the CTL household, which mean they accompany a meat meal. Tonight they will accompany brisket…………tomorrow spicy chicken wings
I don’t remember ever serving a dairy supper during Chanukah in 45 years of marriage
Mrs. CTL is the only family member who eats sour cream at any time, and is far more likely to eat it with berries than potatoes.December 2, 2018 10:35 am at 10:35 am #1635139iacisrmmaParticipant
this is not something one can prove or disprove…on taste and smell their is no debate. Put both apple sauce and sour cream on the table in my house with the latkes and the apple sauce will go untouched while the sour cream will be finished. Why do I use sour cream…..that’s the way my mother and grandmother served it, never with applesauce.December 2, 2018 10:35 am at 10:35 am #1635118
Mayo is another one. 😫… I’ll leave that for another time.December 2, 2018 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm #1635246cmberzonParticipant
litvish dint have sugar so their foods like gefilta fish was gezaltzen un gefeferd so salt and pepper on smetina – sourcream was their latkes
galitzianer polish etc had sugar their gefilta fish was zeese sweet so was their latkesDecember 2, 2018 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #1635275🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I cant eat potatoes or sweet potatoes but i love (!!!) Latkes (hot, with cold applesauce). Last year i found a recipe online posted by a friend that were excellent! They are made from butternut squash, so she calls them “squashkes’. Just google the recipe and her name, sharon matten.( i left out the raisins) they tasted very close to the “real thing”
She just posted a recipe for gluten free sifganiot which i hope to try as well. Only caramel though, no jelly 😝December 3, 2018 12:00 am at 12:00 am #1635579
Mariana Santos: Ketchup? Lol, that’s a first 🙂December 3, 2018 12:00 am at 12:00 am #1635580
WTP: You’re right. Latkes are delicious on their own. I simply find them even more tasty with applesauce. 🙂December 3, 2018 12:51 am at 12:51 am #1635588
🍫Syag Lchochma: OMG butternut squash latkes sounds so good!!! Thank YOU… I think I’d feel less gluttonous eating a batch of squash latkes too … yay 🙂December 3, 2018 12:56 am at 12:56 am #1635590
CTLAWYER proved me even more right! Latkes can go with milchig or fleishig… so yay… extra points for applesauce 🙂
Interestingly… I recently read that the first latkes were made from cheese… so I guess Chanukah dinners were dairy (assuming that latkes were eaten at night)December 3, 2018 8:08 am at 8:08 am #16356325ishParticipant
I know the following is going to sound very alien but I could never get into the applesauce thing and I dislike sour cream in general. I eat latkes with ketchup, mayonaise, hot sauce, or BBQ sauce.December 3, 2018 8:08 am at 8:08 am #1635637Shopping613 🌠Participant
Don’t have latkes, they’re disgusting.December 3, 2018 8:08 am at 8:08 am #1635638
Remember, potatoes were introduced to Europe after exploration and colonization of the ‘New World’ in the 1500s. Prior to that they would have been made from other ingredients.
Mrs. CTL makes cottage cheese latkes, but they are served breakfast time….with applesauceDecember 3, 2018 10:24 am at 10:24 am #1635735
Is there some kind of meme going around now about applesauce vs. sour cream?December 3, 2018 10:42 am at 10:42 am #1635752Avram in MDParticipant
What’s a meme?December 3, 2018 10:58 am at 10:58 am #1635780maskildoreshParticipant
Not one individual has yet mentioned that king of condiments: MUSTARD. The only choice for the discerning sophisticate.December 3, 2018 10:58 am at 10:58 am #1635786zahavasdadParticipant
Personally I like Greek Yougurt on my Latkes
Is there anything better than that?December 3, 2018 11:02 am at 11:02 am #1635802Yserbius123Participant
Can’t prove wrong a basic axiom of life.December 3, 2018 11:32 am at 11:32 am #1635840
MUSTARD,you little rascal, you. How’d I forget about you ?
That’s also what my bas melech and her conspirators feasted in at every snack… It gets worse.. There’s this mustard/mayo squeeze product they used.December 3, 2018 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #1635902👑RebYidd23Participant
Does nobody appreciate the taste of pure latke that they have to cover it up with all kinds of narishkeit?December 3, 2018 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm #1635922
There are two kinds of latkes, made from raw potatoes or cooked potatoes. The cooked potatoes are called chremzal that my mother made.December 3, 2018 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #1635926
Are you sure?
The regular fried ones were called chremzels, the cooked ones my father called “kayzlach”… He was Romanian-Hungarian.December 3, 2018 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm #1635948
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Avram: Something viral. Kinda.
December 3, 2018 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #1635957MenoParticipant
Something viral. Kinda.
Gosh, can’t we have one thread free of anti-vaxxer garbage?
Please. It’s Chanukah.December 3, 2018 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #1636010
Laskern and ZionGate: Fried raw potatoes are latkes, fried cooked potatoes are kremzlach. Or at least according to my Hungarian-Czechoslovakian heritage.
RebYidd, you must have missed my vote above.December 3, 2018 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #1636020👑RebYidd23Participant
Sorry.December 3, 2018 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm #1636024
My parents told us that they never heard of, or used the word latkes till they arrived here, at least that’s my recollection.. My mom, also of Czech-Hung. used chremzlach for all types, and dad called the cooked ones kayzlach, which mom never heard of.
I guess it depended from which area they lived in.December 3, 2018 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #1636501
ZionGate, I never heard of kayzlach and I only heard latkes here.December 5, 2018 7:27 am at 7:27 am #1637620
Are you serious Laskern, you never heard of a latke until recently joining the CR?
What did your wife A”H make?December 5, 2018 11:49 am at 11:49 am #1637823
My OMA said: Kartoffelpfannkuchen
My Bubbe said: Latkes
I said….more pleaseDecember 5, 2018 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm #1637938
WinnieThePooh, Here means America not CR . I am 59 years in America. I was 11 yerars old when I came here from Austria where I was more than 2 years while waiting to come here.December 5, 2018 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1637961casperParticipant
I agree. Applesauce over sour cream all the way. Although I’m actually trying to cut down on my noshing this Chanukah after reading this article: 8 steps to a binge guilt free chanukah on okclarity
edited (link removed, title replaced)December 5, 2018 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #1638016
CTLAWYER, Kartoffel pfann kuchen – I will translate, a potato pan cake.December 5, 2018 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #1638109
Thanks, I did not need a translation. Although my maternal side arrived in NY from Bavaria in 1868, each generation has been taught to read, write and speak German, albeit High German.
My post was to show that Jews in different countries had different names for the same food. Yiddish was not an universal languageDecember 5, 2018 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #1638129
CTLAWYER, I took german in college, so I traslated for others. btw I was taught a story by Bertolt Brecht called die Kreidekreis, the chalk crcle. Similar to King Solomon’s splitting of a baby, two women were claiming to be the mother of an older girl. The judge ruled to draw a circle with a chalk on the floor placing the girl in the circle. The women would hold her hand on either side figuring that the real mother will pull her out of the circle. The real mother instead, being afraid that the girl will be pulled apart, let go. The judge said, this is the real mother.December 5, 2018 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #1638174
I have heard that story
I was exempt from taking a foreign language in college because of my scores on both the Hebrew and Latin Achievement tests.
My father Z”L was a linguist by hobby. He read, wrote and spoke 18 languages. My mother A”L was a Classics major who only had fluency in 12 languages (very unusual for 4th generation Americans.
The children in my family were not permitted to take modern languages in school, we had to take classics: Hebrew, Latin, Ancient Greek. Parents felt with that background we could pick up modern languages by ear. I’m quite good at most Romance languages and Germanic tongues. Right now I’m struggling to learn Mandarin ChineseDecember 5, 2018 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #1638196
CTLAWYER, as a linguist, explain to me the word understand which according to my understanding should be overstand because when you verstehen something you are stading over it.December 5, 2018 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #1638210
Meh, apple sauce, sour cream, how about IN SANDWICHES? A latke sandwich is the best.December 5, 2018 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #1638213
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Yes, eating dairy foods on Chanukah is a much more authentic tradition than eating potato anything. It’s in memory of the miracle of Judith and Holofernes, which somehow got associated in the popular imagination with ChanukahDecember 5, 2018 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #1638264
Understand is from the Old English ‘understandan’
Old English understandan “comprehend, grasp the idea of,” probably literally “stand in the midst of,” from under + standan “to stand” (see stand (v.)). If this is the meaning, the under is not the usual word meaning “beneath,” but from Old English under, from PIE *nter- “between, among” (source also of Sanskrit antar “among, between,” Latin inter “between, among,” Greek entera “intestines;” see inter-). Related: Understood; understanding.
It is one of the 60% of English words not having Germanic origin, thus the lack of a match with the German verstehen
SO, if sitting under or standing over or amongst the latkes I prefer them with applesauceDecember 5, 2018 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #1638265
Latke sandwiches? Not with latkes as the filling, but in place of the bread. Tonight we served both pastrami and corned beef sandwiches with the meat between thin potato latkes. A side of both cole slaw and applesauce was on the plate and sour picklesDecember 5, 2018 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm #1638269
Sounds delicious, but I meant poshut kipshuto, a latke between two slices of bread, with or without condiments.December 6, 2018 7:38 am at 7:38 am #1638398ParticipantParticipant
It’s very easy to prove you wrong. Put applesauce on a latke and eat just the oil that comes out of the latke and gets mixed with the applesauce, and do the same with sour cream. You’ll see trhat the sourcream latkes maintain the latke taste better than applesauce. Obviously, applesauce is more of a cover up than sour cream.December 6, 2018 7:42 am at 7:42 am #1638404yudelParticipant
When it is my homemade applesauce and my latkes, there is no question.
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