Ushering in Hanukkah New Orleans style!

It is a Hanukkah tradition to commemorate the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days by eating foods cooked in oil, specifically latkes and sufganiyot, or fried jelly donuts. In New Orleans, we definitely eat things cooked in oil on a regular basis and tonight, BM, LM, and I enjoyed the tradition to its fullest. But instead of latkes and donuts, we enjoyed the more treif option of fried catfish, shrimp, and oysters!Big Monkey surprised me with an evening out at one of our favorite Uptown family restaurants, Mandina's. The onion rings and fried oysters are a favorite, but their turtle soup is really the reason we keep coming back. At one point Big Monkey had so much food in front of him, he looked down and was embarrassed by the site!So, anyway, Happy 3rd night of Hanukkah. Hope you are celebrating with your own traditions!


Mike Golch said...

justy stopped by to say Howdy!

Bella Casa said...

Looks delicious!

Happy Hanukkah!

All the best for 2009,

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