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May 22, 2008 09:17 AM

Latkes and Goose Fat

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?

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: berel

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

        1. re: DeisCane

          Goose fat is similar to duck fat in its health benefits

          1. re: berel

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

            Someone on kosherblog tried it:

      2. re: kiddush hopper

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

      3. 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!