The Great Potato Latke vs Hamantaschen Debate —> VOTING IS CLOSED <—
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December 19, 2008 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #933048JosephParticipant
Then the debate is over. Latkes wins.December 19, 2008 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm #933049
the debate is over, however, all the votes haven’t been counted yet. don’t forget we need to check the absentee ballots.
This Moderator is voting for: Hamantashen
42, editor – what’s your vote?December 19, 2008 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #933050JosephParticipant
you mean 42, moderatorDecember 19, 2008 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #933051CuriousMember
Apparently just voting for “latke” is not enough, as you may be referring to zucchini or cheese latkes (yum!).
The rules said “Only votes for either the *Potato* Latke or the Hamantaschen will be posted”. Threfore, it looks like hamantashen are leading twenty to zero.December 19, 2008 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #933052dont have internetMember
no i think he means 42 and editor, not 42 is the editorDecember 20, 2008 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #933053
LATKES it is! Can’t wait!December 20, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #933054
Two words – POTATO LATKESDecember 21, 2008 12:11 am at 12:11 am #933055
to be clear, I am asking both the YW Editor and the moderator known as YW Moderator-42 what there votes are.December 21, 2008 1:18 am at 1:18 am #933056
If I know the editor, he’ll go for Latkes like every normal person…December 21, 2008 3:02 am at 3:02 am #933057The Rabbis daughtersMember
noitallmr i resent that insult.
Hamantaschen!December 21, 2008 3:14 am at 3:14 am #933058
btw if we ask the same question in two and a half months from now, whoever said latkes would say hamantaschen and vice versa. i think it’s a seasonal thing.December 21, 2008 3:23 am at 3:23 am #933059ChachamMember
absentee vote– Potato Latkes
What about electoral votesDecember 21, 2008 4:30 am at 4:30 am #933060
latkes 1,ooo,oooo,oooo%!!!!!!!!!!!!!December 21, 2008 5:47 am at 5:47 am #933061mazal77Participant
hamantashen!!December 21, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am #933062Feif UnParticipant
latkesDecember 21, 2008 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm #933063
The Rabbis daughters- no insult- I said for every normal PERSON…lol 😉December 21, 2008 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #933064
Round 3 is open and voting has been closed.
the vote is:
the final tally is
Potato Latkes: 2
now, curiously, Curious (who voted for latkes) pointed out that “Apparently just voting for “latke” is not enough, as you may be referring to zucchini or cheese latkes (yum!). The rules said “Only votes for either the *Potato* Latke or the Hamantaschen will be posted”. Therefore, it looks like hamantashen are leading twenty to zero.”
If we exclude all the commentary and look only at the votes that followed the rules, Hamantaschen win and if we are lenient and go with intent kind of like the “hanging chads” for all those in Florida, Latkes win.
The options that remain open now is to either go to the Supreme Court for a ruling or to accept the historical research dating back to 1946 and the original debate, and just call it a tie.
wishing all a Freilichen Chanukah!December 21, 2008 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #933065
cheap. that’s like writing in “obama” instead of “barack obama” same difference.December 21, 2008 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #933066CuriousMember
Well since I’m the one who challenged this isssue, I shoud defintiely get to decide. After all, you wouldn’t want to elect a winner and then have me challenge it. It would be kind of embarassing to the winner-elect to be dethroned.December 21, 2008 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #933067
well you can’t judge if you’ve got any predispositions. you’re way too biased so you’re dethroned from this issue.February 26, 2010 8:29 am at 8:29 am #933068
The Great Potato Latke vs Hamantaschen Debate of 2010/5770—>
VOTING IS NOW OPEN:
Please vote now on which you prefer best, Latkes or Hamantaschen!!!
You way also post why you prefer one over the other, but please keep posts short to help the mods out during the Holiday season!!!!
!!!NWY TA LLA OT MIRUP NIHCILIERF A
A FREILICHIN PURIM TO ALL AT YWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!February 26, 2010 8:45 am at 8:45 am #933069bombmaniacParticipant
latkes hands down! unless someone makes a deep fried hamentash…latkes FTW :D:D:DFebruary 26, 2010 8:51 am at 8:51 am #933070
Latkes mit Ketchup!!!!!!!!!!!!!February 26, 2010 8:55 am at 8:55 am #933071
bombmaniac: Thank you for casting your vote!!!February 26, 2010 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #933072mybatMember
Latkes!February 26, 2010 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #933073
Latkes, Latkes and some More Latkes – potato ones of course!
MODS: does this count as 3 votes?February 26, 2010 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #933074YW Moderator-80Member
Since I’m for latkes I’ll give you my vote so we’ll compromise and your post counts for 2 votesFebruary 26, 2010 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #933076
Hey Moderator 80! This is cool! Now we’ll surely win this debate 😉
GO latkes GO!February 26, 2010 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #933077YW Moderator-80Member
Your last post, however, is not a countable vote.February 26, 2010 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #933078
Thats ok! The problem is that I don’t think i’m gonna get a single blessed Latka for Mishloach Manos this year! Can you email me some? PLEASE?!?February 26, 2010 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #933079
Why is it an either or proposition? I say have ’em BOTH!!!!!December 21, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am #933081Y.W. EditorKeymaster
Bump 🙂December 21, 2011 1:39 am at 1:39 am #933082
Help! I need a latke recipe that is healthy for a diabetic, low glycemic index, and low-calorie, as well. I heard that cauliflower latkes are good, but I don’t have a recipe.December 21, 2011 1:50 am at 1:50 am #933083☕️coffee addictParticipant
I’m sorry but I have to disagree I like sugar better than oilDecember 21, 2011 4:06 am at 4:06 am #933084✡onegoal™Participant
Hamentashen are much better. If you are going to fry a potato don’t shred it, either shred it and bake it (kugel) or make it into fries.December 21, 2011 5:59 am at 5:59 am #933085kapustaParticipant
oomis, I never tried these but they look ok at first glance. Whole wheat matzah meal or bread crumbs should be ok. I would imagine you can do a similar thing with zucchini, sweet potato etc. You could also do cottage cheese with eggs, oil and a sweetner. Wait, did you just say latke and low calorie in the same sentence?!
Eggplant Latkes (pareve)
Contributed by Eileen Goltz.
2 large eggplants, each about 1-1/2 pounds
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup matzo meal
1-1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste
ground pepper to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
Preheat the broiler. Prick the eggplants all over with a fork and broil them until their skin is charred and they are soft inside, about 25 minutes, turning them once. While the eggplants are broiling, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until soft and lightly colored. Remove from heat and set aside. Remove eggplants from the broiler and let cool. When cool, cut the eggplants in half lengthwise and peel the skin away from the pulp. Discard the seeds, skin, and stem and place the pulp in a medium bowl. Chop it finely. Place the eggplant and onion in a large bowl. Add the eggs, matzo meal, salt and pepper and stir to combine. (If necessary, add more matzo meal to create a batter that holds together.) Preheat the oven to 200. Lightly oil a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Drop a heaping tablespoon of the eggplant batter onto the hot skillet or griddle, making a pancake about 3 inches in diameter. Fry until golden brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side) and then place on a baking sheet in the oven. Repeat until all of the eggplant batter has been used, re-oiling the fry surface as necessary to keep the latkes from sticking.
Serve warm with sour cream on the side.
(from oukosher.org)December 21, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm #933086LuvMeMember
hamaantashan – they actually taste goodDecember 22, 2011 7:14 am at 7:14 am #933087December 22, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am #933088commonsenseParticipant
if you’re voting for hamantaschen, you just haven’t had good latkes. when you’ve had good latkes you will know that there is no comparison. a hamantasch is just a cookie, a latke is wow!December 22, 2011 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #9330892scentsParticipant
I am all for Latkes, whats a Haman Tash? just another cookie?!December 22, 2011 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #933090cinderellaParticipant
Hamentaschen. Why do people enjoy eating a potato (starch) which has been fried in oil (fat). Even if you forget about the health aspect, hamentaschen are still waaaaaayyy better.December 23, 2011 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #933091
Not to go OT, but does anyone have a good cauliflower latke recipe (preferably even one that can be baked)?December 23, 2011 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #933092Feif UnParticipant
oomis, if it’s baked cauliflower, it’s not a latke.December 25, 2011 12:39 am at 12:39 am #933093
Feif Un, I KNOW that, but I cannot eat the fried version or a potato ANYTHING these days 🙁February 22, 2013 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #933095OneOfManyParticipant
latkesFebruary 24, 2013 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #933096snowbunny3318Member
Latkes!!!!!! Although this past chanukah, I only got to eat one latke… 🙁
How about we vote for Latkes, Hamentashen, Matzah, Charoses, Apples and honey, Pomegranites, and challah? Whats your favorite?
I am obsessed with my second cousins charoses.February 25, 2013 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #933097mnidjMember
Latkes: They are yummy, and served hot. Also you can have more than one if you eat them for a meal.February 25, 2013 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #933098ari-freeParticipant
You can eat latkes on Pesach. You can’t eat hamantashen on Pesach even though you now have 5 million hamentashen that you have to throw out because of early Pesach cleaning. Therefore, latkes are superior.February 25, 2013 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #933099ari-freeParticipant
Cinderella wrote: Why do people enjoy eating a potato (starch) which has been fried in oil (fat).
Because it sure beats eating fat that was fried in fat!February 26, 2013 5:34 am at 5:34 am #933100☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Hamantashen, because it’s still Adar.
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