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Tell me if I'm right or wrong about the truth about latke variations? [moved from Kosher board]

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Tell me if I'm right or wrong about the truth about latke variations? [moved from Kosher board]

cappucino | Dec 21, 2011 07:13 AM

Every year, I search for an interesting variation on the latke. I now have amassed over 30 different variations involving such interesting ingredients as beets, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, apples, pears, parsnips and--most recently--horseradish (?). Every time I try a new form, I am woefully disappointed. The texture and taste do not make me happy and my goal of putting multi-colored and mult-flavored latkes on a beautiful platter fades into the sunset. Is the real truth that the traditional potato just takes to the salt, oil and onions in an unparalleled symphony of flavors and that no other latke can measure up or am I wrong? And, btw, I know we all have different tastes, but--bottom line--have you ever served a latke variation to a crowd and had a majority of satisfied customers? If so, what variation? And did anyone serve one that actually was assessed by more than one person as better than the traditional potato latke?

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