Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know about our favorite holiday treats. He asks us us:
What was your favorite holiday treat growing up, and has that changed over the years, or is it still your top choice for holiday eating?
A little background first. I come from a mixed family, Jewish on my mother’s side, Catholic on my father’s side. When I was growing up, we celebrated both Chanukah and Christmas, so I had the best of both worlds. Kinda funny that I grew up to be an atheist, right?
But I digress. My favorite holiday treats come from my mother’s side. They are noodle kugel and potato latkes.Noodle kugel is a baked pudding-like casserole commonly made from egg noodles. Its ingredients, in addition to the egg noodles, include butter, cottage cheese, sour cream, sugar, eggs, ground cinnamon, and raisins. It can be served either as a side dish or as a dessert.
Potato latkes are sort of like potato pancakes or fritters, but latkes are usually made with shredded potatoes and onions, eggs, a little milk, flour or matzo meal, and baking powder, and are fried to a delicious golden brown. Most people top off the latkes with a dollop of either sour cream or applesauce.
If you’re interested in making either of these great treats, there are plenty of recipes available on Google.