Chronicle poll results: Latkes or doughnuts?
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Chronicle poll results: Latkes or doughnuts?

We posed this question to our readers: latkes or doughnuts? Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Latkes or doughnuts?” Of the 243 people who responded, 91% said latkes, 7% said doughnuts, and 2% said neither. Comments were submitted by 51 people. A few follow.

This was a very interesting question. I can have doughnuts all year long, but latkes are usually saved for Chanukah. So I opted for latkes.

Latkes, hands down!

I make about 140 latkes every year at Chanukah, but I never make them at any other time. People eat doughnuts all year ’round.

Latkes: too much fat. Doughnuts: too much sugar. No refuge.

What is eaten is insignificant. It is the light ( candles) that is the essence.

I love both latkes and doughnuts, but for two completely different reasons. Latkes are part of a dinner, and doughnuts are part of a breakfast, so I really can’t compare the two, but enjoy both about the same.

Latkes, with apple sauce AND sour cream.

Really? There are people who do doughnuts?

There should have been a choice for both. I’m diabetic, so either way Chanukah is eight cheat days and I love it all.

Latkes for sure with sour cream and caramelized onions.

Both! Doughnuts with dulce de leche and latkes with hot sauce.

According to East European tradition, potato latkes. PJC

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