HOME > Chowhound > Kosher >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it

Latkes and Goose Fat

cresyd May 22, 2008 09:17 AM

I recently heard that latke's were originally cooked in goose fat and served with the beetroot horseradish. I've never had latke's as apart of a meat meal (though I know that sometimes happens), but I've never heard of them cooked in goose fat. Am I missing out on something or is this not really done by anyone?

  1. d
    Diane in Bexley May 23, 2008 11:20 AM

    We make latkes in chicken schmaltz as a treat for Chanukah to be served with brisket. Talk about delicious! Only do it once a year and dessert is Alka Seltzer!

    1. k
      kiddush hopper May 23, 2008 06:48 AM

      so what your saying is:

      a potato latka, cooked in duck schmaltz, with some chrain on the side?

      WOW! i gotta have that!!!!


      5 Replies
      1. re: kiddush hopper
        berel May 23, 2008 07:09 AM

        duck schmaltz as a saturated fat, unlike chicken schmaltz, happens to be healthy. It's actually supposed to lower cholesteral


        1. re: berel
          DeisCane May 23, 2008 07:40 AM

          Actually, the OP said goose. Goose is different from duck. :-)

          1. re: DeisCane
            berel May 23, 2008 07:58 AM

            Goose fat is similar to duck fat in its health benefits

            1. re: berel
              DeisCane May 23, 2008 08:22 AM

              Be that as it may, the OP was talking about goose, not duck.

              Someone on kosherblog tried it: http://www.kosherblog.net/2007/12/11/...

        2. re: kiddush hopper
          cresyd May 23, 2008 08:15 AM

          Has anyone had this? If this is actually done....I'm beginning to feel extremely left out.

        Show Hidden Posts