Beanery Online Literary Magazine

December 1, 2010

Falalala Latkes



Leslie Nemeth

     Twenty pounds of potatoes.

     My kids are anxious to start peeling! We put our chairs in a circle in the kitchen and throw old newspapers in the center of our circle. It is our yearly ritual. With extra peelers purchased, anyone who wants to help is welcome. Sometimes friends of the kids drop by and join in on the fun.

     The pressure that some people feel at Christmas does not exist for this bunch. The only stress is figuring out if we have enough potatoes to feed tomorrow’s crowd. After peeling, we have to cut the potatoes into pieces that will fit into the food processor and then soak them in cold water overnight. Next we have to peel five pounds of onions and quarter them. Time for some (more…)