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Fiona Haynes

Latkes for Thanksgiving

By November 12, 2013

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Latkes might not usually be a part of a Thanksgiving meal, but for many this year latkes will take their place alongside the cranberry sauce and gravy. The reason? Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will coincide for the first time since 1888. Now latkes are not an especially low-fat dish -- indeed, oil is a key symbol of Hanukkah -- so it's hardly surprising. So the key to lower-fat latkes is to bake them at a high temperature rather than fry them in oil. To make them crispy, be sure to squeeze out as much moisture as you can, and preheat the cookie sheet before placing the latkes on it. Enjoy these low-fat potato latkes with fat-free sour cream and applesauce.

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