Latkes are special potato pancakes that are fried in oil. They are supposedly foods that the Maccabees ate in exile, because they were so fatty and full of oils that it kept them from starving in the hills. Latkes are the signature food of Chanukah, and everyone has a different way of making them. Some put onions in them, and some even make rugotta cheese latkes, which taste very sweet. Usually, though, most people eat latkes with sour cream or applesauce.
Text: Ari L., Julian Middle School