Applesauce on latkes is better than sour cream: Prove me wrong.

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  • #1634980
    Lightbrite
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    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!

    πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

    #1635001
    Joseph
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    We don’t have to prove you wrong. The burden of proof is upon you to prove your assertion.

    #1635014
    Mariana Santos
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    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**

    #1635023
    Joseph
    Participant

    Sour cream is for blintzes. Latkes go with applesauce.

    #1635026
    WinnieThePooh
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    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?

    #1635063
    ZionGate
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    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%.πŸ˜†

    #1635065
    ZionGate
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    Mariana,
    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.

    #1635066
    CTLAWYER
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    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.

    #1635139
    iacisrmma
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    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.

    #1635118
    ZionGate
    Participant

    Mayo is another one. 😫… I’ll leave that for another time.

    #1635246
    cmberzon
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    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 latkes

    #1635275

    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 😝

    #1635579
    Lightbrite
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    Mariana Santos: Ketchup? Lol, that’s a first πŸ™‚

    #1635580
    Lightbrite
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    WTP: You’re right. Latkes are delicious on their own. I simply find them even more tasty with applesauce. πŸ™‚

    #1635588
    Lightbrite
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    🍫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 πŸ™‚

    #1635590
    Lightbrite
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    CTLAWYER proved me even more right! Latkes can go with milchig or fleishig… so yay… extra points for applesauce πŸ™‚

    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)

    #1635632
    5ish
    Participant

    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.

    #1635637

    Nothing
    Don’t have latkes, they’re disgusting.

    #1635638
    CTLAWYER
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    @Lightbrite
    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 applesauce

    #1635735
    Joseph
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    Is there some kind of meme going around now about applesauce vs. sour cream?

    #1635752
    Avram in MD
    Participant

    Joseph,

    What’s a meme?

    #1635780
    maskildoresh
    Participant

    Not one individual has yet mentioned that king of condiments: MUSTARD. The only choice for the discerning sophisticate.

    #1635786
    zahavasdad
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    Personally I like Greek Yougurt on my Latkes

    Is there anything better than that?

    #1635802
    Yserbius123
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    Can’t prove wrong a basic axiom of life.

    #1635840
    ZionGate
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    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.

    #1635902
    πŸ‘‘RebYidd23
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    Does nobody appreciate the taste of pure latke that they have to cover it up with all kinds of narishkeit?

    #1635922
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    There are two kinds of latkes, made from raw potatoes or cooked potatoes. The cooked potatoes are called chremzal that my mother made.

    #1635926
    ZionGate
    Participant

    laskern,
    Are you sure?
    The regular fried ones were called chremzels, the cooked ones my father called “kayzlach”… He was Romanian-Hungarian.

    #1635948
    Joseph
    Participant

    meme
    /mΔ“m/Submit
    noun
    an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
    a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

    Avram: Something viral. Kinda.

    #1635957
    Meno
    Participant

    Something viral. Kinda.

    Gosh, can’t we have one thread free of anti-vaxxer garbage?

    Please. It’s Chanukah.

    #1636010
    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    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.

    #1636020
    πŸ‘‘RebYidd23
    Participant

    Sorry.

    #1636024
    ZionGate
    Participant

    Winnie,
    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.

    #1636501
    Reb Eliezer
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    ZionGate, I never heard of kayzlach and I only heard latkes here.

    #1637620
    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    Are you serious Laskern, you never heard of a latke until recently joining the CR?
    What did your wife A”H make?

    #1637823
    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    My OMA said: Kartoffelpfannkuchen
    My Bubbe said: Latkes
    I said….more please

    #1637938
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    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.

    #1637961
    casper
    Participant

    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)

    #1638016
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    CTLAWYER, Kartoffel pfann kuchen – I will translate, a potato pan cake.

    #1638109
    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    @laksern
    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 language

    #1638129
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    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.

    #1638174
    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    @laskern
    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 Chinese

    #1638196
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    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.

    #1638210
    Milhouse
    Participant

    Meh, apple sauce, sour cream, how about IN SANDWICHES? A latke sandwich is the best.

    #1638213
    Milhouse
    Participant

    <i> so I guess Chanukah dinners were dairy (</i>

    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 Chanukah

    #1638264
    CTLAWYER
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    @laskern
    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 applesauce

    #1638265
    CTLAWYER
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    @Milhouse

    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 pickles

    #1638269
    Milhouse
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    Sounds delicious, but I meant poshut kipshuto, a latke between two slices of bread, with or without condiments.

    #1638398
    Participant
    Participant

    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.

    #1638404
    yudel
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    When it is my homemade applesauce and my latkes, there is no question.

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