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Let them eat (ice cream) cake!

Let them eat (ice cream) cake!

December was a long month of absolute overindulgence. Basically starting from my birthday (early October) through November and all through December all I’ve done is eat and drink with reckless abandon.

Much like the turkey shaped Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake I brought to Thanksgiving dinner this year, this month has been over the top, a little ridiculous, and mostly delicious.

I’m off to Cambodia tomorrow and so for once, will have a legitimate excuse for radio silence on the blog front. Whoever reads this, I hope you too have enjoyed the holiday season and that 2015 brings you all the good food and good times you could possibly squeeze into one year. See you in the future!

 

Latkes fingers

Chicken finger and latke hybrid

Chicken finger and latke hybrid

I love love looove the holidays. I like the presents and the lights and the parties, but really— to no one’s surprise, I’m sure— my favorite part is the food. Egg nog, candy canes, panettone, mulled wine, sugar cookies, hams, all of it.

In recent years, I’ve also become a big fan of potato latkes, which is why when I read that Sticky’s Finger Joint had added latke fingers to their menu of specialty chicken fingers, I had to try them. Latkes, a food usually associated with Hanukkah, are delicious little potato pancakes made with grated potato, flour, egg and seasoning, and traditionally served with sour cream and apple sauce as side toppings.

All the things!

All the things!

Sticky’s latke fingers are plump, juicy chicken strips, coated in the grated potato, four and egg mix, and fried to a crunchy, golden crust. In a word: delicious. Sticky’s also offers a whole menu of dipping sauces but the latke fingers, as tradition would have it, come with both sour cream and apple sauce. I put a little of each on every chunk I cut off making for one of those perfect mouthfuls that has a little bit of everything: tender, moist chicken, crispy, crunchy crust, little bit of potato, tanginess of the sour cream, and the sweetness of cinnamon-sprinkled apple sauce.

They’re big enough that one or two, with a side order of fries, is a good sized meal, and maybe now one that I’ll look forward to adding to my list of holiday favorites every December.