Herman Saks, my Uncle Herman, who was born in Russia, was the family's latke maker when I was growing up, and every year he patiently and expertly fried numerous latkes at the family's big Hanukkah parties. His secret technique? He made his batter in a blender. This method is convenient, especially when making large quantities of latkes; you can quickly whip up batches of batter as you need them. Uncle Herman gave me his recipe just a few weeks before he passed away at the age of 91.
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