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2021-12-02 11:33:54 AM  
"Other cultures"?

No soufganiot for you.
 
151 [OhFark]
2021-12-02 11:44:29 AM  
I certainly do need latkes right about now, damnit
 
2021-12-02 11:51:53 AM  
Polish Jews, for example, ate traditional Polish doughnuts - called ponchiks - filled with preserves as a Hanukkah dish.

So you're telling me I can eat paczki twice a year if I just expand the range of cultures I appropriate honor with food? SIgn me up.
 
2021-12-02 11:53:45 AM  

151: I certainly do need latkes right about now, damnit


Yup.

Came here to say, "yes we farking do!"
 
2021-12-02 12:07:34 PM  
"It's all about fried food for Hanukkah."
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2021-12-02 12:43:07 PM  
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Can we still have a Simka?
 
2021-12-02 12:48:11 PM  
I've been eating latkes and sufganiyot for many years, no way they're gonna get me to try an artichoke.
 
2021-12-02 1:21:46 PM  
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2021-12-02 1:49:56 PM  

tintar: leftover colcannon plus ~stuff~


I knew the Jewish calendar shifts around a bit but never figured St. Patrick's Day and Hanukkah would overlap
 
2021-12-02 5:06:04 PM  
Headline: "stinkin latkes"

Subby must have made latkes before. The whole house reeks for about a week after the frying.

/Use the food processor, don't cut your fingers on the wire grater like your Bubbe did
 
2021-12-02 7:32:23 PM  
There was only enough consecrated olive oil left to keep the temple lamp burning for a single day, so a messenger was sent for more. When he returned to the temple eight days later, the lamp was still burning. And to celebrate this miracle, Jews cook with oil during Hanukkah, which begins Saturday.

An entire tradition centered around the fact that someone was an asshole that no one wanted around. They lied to him and sent him off on a fools errand for a week so they didn't have to deal with him. Then, when he got back, he couldn't shut up about the "miracle"... basically why they sent the idiot off in the first place.

This is what you get when you center your life around ancient fables folks.
 
2021-12-02 8:23:55 PM  
Speak for yourselves, Subby and NPR.  I definitely need latkes.
 
2021-12-02 9:01:04 PM  
I do polenta cakes for Hanukkah.

I kind of do them all the time, but I also make them for Hanukkah.

3/4 cup polenta, 1/4 cup corn flour. Whatever vegetables you like, though this time of year I keep a bag of cranberries around so a quarter cup pulsed in the blender. Shallots work great, same with jalapenos, olives, corn, basically anything that will soften or stay crispy.

Small amount of salt, a tablespoon of honey and any fresh/dried herbs you want to add.

Start the water, add a teaspoon of concentrated bullion. Saute the shallots, onions, peppers, etc.

When the water is boiling mix in the polenta/corn flour and begin whisking. It's polenta so yeah, you have to whisk for the entire cook time.

Once the grain begins to absorb the liquid start mixing in the other items, except for last second stuff.

Last in is anything that you don't want overcooked, so olives or the cranberries. Put them in right at the 4 minute mark, keep whisking, the entire time.

Remove from heat, taste to make sure nothing is missing. Once you're satisfied spoon it into either a 9x13 pan with wax paper in the bottom (long enough to use as handles to pull out) or get a small loaf pan setup. Mine has eight connected by a frame.

Cover and toss into the refrigerator.

Cut into cake sized pieces and grill on a flattop or lightly oiled skillet.

Time is usually 10-20 minutes. It depends on the heat and how much of a crust you want.
 
2021-12-02 9:33:25 PM  
Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.
 
151 [OhFark]
2021-12-02 11:25:28 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.


You're.... Really not helping the case for Cincinnati coney here man. But... Yeah I'd eat it too. Sounds pretty ok
 
2021-12-02 11:47:57 PM  

151: Axeofjudgement: Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.

You're.... Really not helping the case for Cincinnati coney here man. But... Yeah I'd eat it too. Sounds pretty ok


Hey! I  admitted that this alone will probably send me to hell.

And yeah... i enjoyed it.

Hell sounds warm. I like warmth.
 
2021-12-03 3:21:11 AM  
I am shamed before my Ancestors. The best latke recipe I have ever seen is thanks to an ex-Catholic, Sexpert Susie Bright.
 
151 [OhFark]
2021-12-03 8:19:07 AM  

Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.

You're.... Really not helping the case for Cincinnati coney here man. But... Yeah I'd eat it too. Sounds pretty ok

Hey! I  admitted that this alone will probably send me to hell.

And yeah... i enjoyed it.

Hell sounds warm. I like warmth.


I guess I never thought about this before until now, does the canned skyline stuff actually have meat in it?
 
2021-12-03 8:57:33 AM  

151: Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.

You're.... Really not helping the case for Cincinnati coney here man. But... Yeah I'd eat it too. Sounds pretty ok

Hey! I  admitted that this alone will probably send me to hell.

And yeah... i enjoyed it.

Hell sounds warm. I like warmth.

I guess I never thought about this before until now, does the canned skyline stuff actually have meat in it?


Yup! All you gotta do is throw it in a pot and let it slightly reduce.
 
151 [OhFark]
2021-12-03 9:02:20 AM  

Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.

You're.... Really not helping the case for Cincinnati coney here man. But... Yeah I'd eat it too. Sounds pretty ok

Hey! I  admitted that this alone will probably send me to hell.

And yeah... i enjoyed it.

Hell sounds warm. I like warmth.

I guess I never thought about this before until now, does the canned skyline stuff actually have meat in it?

Yup! All you gotta do is throw it in a pot and let it slightly reduce.


That's...hmmm. Dunno how I feel about that. I just looked at Kroger's website and they allegedly have it at my location. I might have to give it a shot just for science.
 
151 [OhFark]
2021-12-03 12:50:25 PM  

151: Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.

You're.... Really not helping the case for Cincinnati coney here man. But... Yeah I'd eat it too. Sounds pretty ok

Hey! I  admitted that this alone will probably send me to hell.

And yeah... i enjoyed it.

Hell sounds warm. I like warmth.

I guess I never thought about this before until now, does the canned skyline stuff actually have meat in it?

Yup! All you gotta do is throw it in a pot and let it slightly reduce.

That's...hmmm. Dunno how I feel about that. I just looked at Kroger's website and they allegedly have it at my location. I might have to give it a shot just for science.


Turns out I'm lazier than usual today, and ordered delivery from a restaurant legit like 0.3 miles from my door. This got me to thinking about my Cincinnati coney vs chili argument from a few days ago.

The same damn restaurant, using the same damn sauce, which is very similar to Cincinnati sauce, calls the dish "chili fries" vs "coney dogs" (the sauce served over a hot dog)

Same sauce. Same place. Hundreds of locations across Michigan (at least), can't even reconcile chili vs coney between their own damn dishes.

I farking hate this argument for this reason now.
 
2021-12-03 5:05:23 PM  

151: Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.

You're.... Really not helping the case for Cincinnati coney here man. But... Yeah I'd eat it too. Sounds pretty ok

Hey! I  admitted that this alone will probably send me to hell.

And yeah... i enjoyed it.

Hell sounds warm. I like warmth.

I guess I never thought about this before until now, does the canned skyline stuff actually have meat in it?

Yup! All you gotta do is throw it in a pot and let it slightly reduce.

That's...hmmm. Dunno how I feel about that. I just looked at Kroger's website and they allegedly have it at my location. I might have to give it a shot just for science.


Hey its weird.  I never buy canned meat except for skyline or goldstar. I will say they aren't as good as going to one of the restaurants.

But when I got that shiat shipped to me in Texas or Montana it was like heaven on earth.

In fact a few birthdays and Christmases was cans of skyline and bags of Grippos BBQ chips.

Then again me and a buddy and his now wife went down to Kissimee Florida for paintball world cup. And after a practice did the 2 hour drive to Tampa Bay just to hit up skyline.

That's my dedication to this.
 
2021-12-03 5:09:57 PM  

151: 151: Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: 151: Axeofjudgement: Eh probably another reason I'm going to hell. Had all the prerequisits for Latkes. But I really wanted a media for the can of skyline in my cupboard.

So oh yes. I fried up latkes and dumped cincinnati chili and cheese on those suckers.

Delicious.... I'll farking do it again.

You're.... Really not helping the case for Cincinnati coney here man. But... Yeah I'd eat it too. Sounds pretty ok

Hey! I  admitted that this alone will probably send me to hell.

And yeah... i enjoyed it.

Hell sounds warm. I like warmth.

I guess I never thought about this before until now, does the canned skyline stuff actually have meat in it?

Yup! All you gotta do is throw it in a pot and let it slightly reduce.

That's...hmmm. Dunno how I feel about that. I just looked at Kroger's website and they allegedly have it at my location. I might have to give it a shot just for science.

Turns out I'm lazier than usual today, and ordered delivery from a restaurant legit like 0.3 miles from my door. This got me to thinking about my Cincinnati coney vs chili argument from a few days ago.

The same damn restaurant, using the same damn sauce, which is very similar to Cincinnati sauce, calls the dish "chili fries" vs "coney dogs" (the sauce served over a hot dog)

Same sauce. Same place. Hundreds of locations across Michigan (at least), can't even reconcile chili vs coney between their own damn dishes.

I farking hate this argument for this reason now.


We Just took over a fried potato cake thread with coneys.

And cincinnnati menus all say or I presume they say "chili and cheese" they don't differentiate coney or cincinnati chili.

I can really see where it's off-putting to outsiders.

Detroit is definitely better about it than Cinci.

Again I have only heard 1 person in my 34 years say "let's go get chili" and refer to skyline.

Locals damn well know it's not chili. It's "let's get skyline" or "let's get gold star".
 
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