IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Cultural Diversity Option 06

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No 6. Celebrate an international cultural festival. (Make Potato Latkes)


 5 big potatoes
 1 onion
 5 eggs
 1 teaspoon of salt and a dash of pepper
 oil for frying
 peeler and grater
 mixing bowl
 frying pan
 spatula and wooden spoon.


Hanukkah is a Jewish festival of light, which usually takes place in December. The festival celebrates the time when the Jewish community fought off the army of Antiochus who had taken their temple. When they had reclaimed their temple, they cleaned and lit a lamp to thank God for keeping them safe and helping them to accomplish their task. The lamp burned for eight days even though there was only enough oil to last one day.

During the eight-day festival, the Jewish community eat potato latkes and exchange presents.

To make Potato Latkes:
1. Peel potatoes and onion.
2. Grate potatoes and onion into a large bowl.
3. Crack eggs into a glass. Check to make sure there are no blood spots.
4. Add egg, salt and pepper to the potato and onion mixture, and use a wooden spoon to mix it up.
5. Pour enough oil into the frying pan to cover the bottom of the pan.
6. Use a large spoon to carefully place spoonfuls of batter onto the pan. Be careful, the oil is hot!
7. Let the latkes fry for about five minutes on a medium flame.
8. Turn the latkes over using a spatula.
9. Let the latkes fry for a few more minutes, till they’re nice and brown on both sides.
10. Ask your adult assistant to help take out the latkes and place them on a plate to cool.
11. Serve with apple sauce and enjoy! Don’t forget to make a blessing.

Winter Trefoil News 2017 / http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/450031/jewish/Potato-Latkes.htm


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