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Why Not Go Organic?
Latkes, or potato pancakes, served with applesauce are the traditional food eaten on Hanukah. But both potatoes and apples are foods that are typically high in pesticides. Potatoes have been found to contain residues of the pesticides thiabendazole, endosulfans, and aldicarb—all 3 of which are hazardous, especially to children. Apples may have residues of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate so dangerous to children that it was banned in homes, as well as 2,4-D, an herbicide with wide-ranging reproductive and neurotoxic effects. This Hanukah, protect your family, and go organic.
.Pesticide-Free Potato Pancakes
1. Wash, peel, and grate the potatoes. Squeeze out the excess liquid.
2. In a medium bowl, combine potatoes with onion, salt, flour, and pepper. Lightly beat the eggs, and stir into the mixture.
3. In a large heavy-bottomed
skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls
of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form
1/4 to 1/2 inch thick patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown on
the other. Let drain on paper towels.