I just looked at my handy dandy Chabad calendar and realized that this year Hanukah starts the evening of November 27th!!
This may very well be the earliest Hanukah on record.
In order that we not be caught with our dreidels down, here is a tried and true Potato Latke recipe!
5 large potatoes, peeled
1 large onion
⅓ cup matzah meal
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
⅓ cup oil for frying
Grate potatoes and onion on the fine side of a grater, or in food processor, or in a blender with a little water added to it.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add matzah meal and seasoning and mix well.
Heat oil in frying pan, then add mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, into the frying pan.
When golden brown, turn over and brown other side.
Latkes can be served with sour cream or applesauce!
Because of the great significance of oil in the history of Hanukah, latkes – potato fritters fried in oil – are usually served.
In Israel, sufganiyot (doughnuts) are commonly served.