I loved those hours! They’d grate and grate potatoes, fry and fry the pancakes, and talk and laugh — a lot!
These cooking get-togethers usually took place around Hanukkah — and sometimes they happened without any special holiday. They were always a lot of fun — and they always resulted in a lot of delicious potato pancakes!
I can only hope my two boys are as close friends as brothers, as my mom and her sweet sister have been over the years.
I almost forgot to mention — these are delicious! I like to make them smallish, almost like an hors d’oeuvre size — but, you can make them any size you’d like! And the compote is a divine treat on top!
Up to 2 days and at least 1 hour ahead: Make the compote.
Up to 6 hours and at least 20 mnutes ahead: Make the potato pancakes.
5 minutes ahead: Warm in the oven and sprinkle with the chives.