According to the Associated Press, A 23-year-old mechanical engineering student has downed 46 of the potato pancakes in eight minutes to win a contest at a Long Island deli.
Ummm, he knows Hanukkah lasts EIGHT days, right?
Pete Czerwinski, a Toronto bodybuilder, said he'd never eaten a latke before consuming about seven pounds of them Sunday at Zan's in Lake Grove, NY. Association of Independent Competitive Eaters (Don't get me started on THAT title y'all...) Chairman Arnie Chapman says Czerwinski demolished the contest's previous record of 31 latkes, set in 2006.
So in honor of that, we would like to remind you of Paula Leen's Low Fat Sweet Potato Latke recipe: