Did you think potato latkes are the original true latke? Nope! Potatoes are from the New World, and weren't really prevalent in Europe until about 200 years ago. Marks says that latkes for Hanukkah got their start in Italy, with the primary component being ricotta cheese! He provides a recipe for cheese latkes, and I found another one that has less flour. Marks also says that traditionally Jews did not eat a lot of grains.
Yet another lower-carb option for Hanukkah!
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