When I was kid, I would beg my mom to make latkes. I had no idea these fried potato pancakes had anything to do with Hanukkah. I just knew they were delicious! Deep frying foods in oil is a tradition during The Festival of Lights, but latkes can be enjoyed year round in so many mouthwatering ways - as a base for a perfectly fried egg at breakfast to a side with dinner or as a versatile passed party food. This recipe was passed down through generations to Alonna, one of my editors. While the traditional accompaniments are applesauce and sour cream, I added a modern twist with three new topping ideas.
Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️