Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe, Who sanctified us by his commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the lights of Hanukah.
Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe,
Who wrought miracles for our fathers in days of old, at this season.
1 -1/2 pounds russet potatoes peeled.
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots.
2 large eggs, lightly beaten.
2 tablespoons flour (or more) or matzo meal (during Passover)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Vegetable oil for frying.