Winning latke cooks reveal their Hanukkah secrets

December 16, 2014 5:12 AM

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As the first candle on the menorah is lit when Hanukkah begins at sundown today, you can bet there'll be lots of latke frying going on in Jewish homes across metro Detroit.

A latke (LAHT-ka) is a fried potato pancake and one of the most symbolic foods of the eight-day Festival of Lights. The oil used to fry latkes represents the miracle that occurred in the Second Century B.C., when a one-day supply of oil left for the Jerusalem temple's eternal light lasted eight days...

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