Chef Brian Ross of the soon-to-open Dough has been a long-time participant in our Growing Minds Farm to School Cooking Program! He recently said goodbye to November’s Get Local @ School potato month by making potato latkes with his son’s classroom at Avery’s Creek Elementary. And he shared the recipe just in time for us to share with you before Hanukkah begins Saturday! Keep reading for his story and how-to.
Guest post courtesy of Brian Ross, Dough
Today’s class was “Celebrating Immigrants,” so I decided to make potato latkes like my Ukrainian grandmother used to make. A Russian Jew, Nanny emigrated to the US when she was very young. She married my Sicilian grandfather, Pop-Pop. Since we were talking about potatoes, I asked the kids about the Irish, and they all knew about the potato famine, which was the other side of my family. They fled Ireland because of the famine, and it was my grandfather that was born here and ultimately married my German grandmother! No matter where you come from you’ll love these potato pancakes!
PPS: Got your own latke secrets? Share below!