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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Latke Incident of 2010

So... in my post yesterday, last paragraph, I made the statement that I would NOT grate any part of my fingers while preparing the potatoes for latkes - and... I did not. No, instead, while peeling the last potato, I sliced into my right index finger in two places. One slice was so deep, I ended up in the emergency room for stitches. The second slice only required a butterfly. I was sent home with a splint (because the big slice is across the joint), pain meds and an antibiotic. Thank the goddesses it was my right hand, I can still stitch!

The potatoes, for some reason of their own, kept slipping out of my hand, flying across the counter. Being left handed, I have an odd way of peeling - more scraping away from my hand, but the one, more serious cut, was toward me, a nice long slice with a deep hole. The other was at the tip,  can't figure out how I did it. Needless to say, we did not have latkes last night. My darling husband did what all good Jews do when their wives can't cook - he went for Chinese take-out. Ah, you may ask, didn't you go out for Chinese the night before? Yes, indeed we did - we love Chinese food. I will leave you with this little joke, a favorite of ours:

A Chinese man and a Jewish man are sitting and chatting. The Chinese man makes the statement that his culture has existed for five thousand years. The Jewish man says, well, the Jewish culture has existed for six thousand years. The Chinese man ponders this for a moment and then says, "So, what did you guys eat for a thousand years?"

And that my friends is the end of my story. Tonight, latkes, grated in the food processor. I'll just leave it at that and make no promises about anything!
A photo of the victim, culprit and supporting cast!

Blessings nine!


  1. Oh my stars........you certainly did a number on your poor fingers. Healing and comfort for you my dear. The Olde Bagg, Linda
    pssssssst. I love the story, tee hee.

  2. OUCH! I've cut myself so many time with those peeler things that I just do everything with a pairing knife now. It takes a little longer but I hate using the peeler.

    I hope you heal quickly and that take two of the latkes turns out wonderfully!

  3. Ooooh, that must have hurt! I'm glad you're ok. I cut myself all the time in the kitchen. It's the hazard of the trade!

  4. Oh my. You don't do things in half measure do you? :) It sounds like something I would do. (And have done. Adding a little blood protien to the meal. LOL) I do hope the hand is feeling a little better today and that it heals quickly.