Sweet Potato Latkes for a Happy Hanukkah!

While the mister and I settle into some new traditions, I am planning on making all sorts of seasonal treats this week to mark the eight crazy nights. I kicked it off with these tasty little latkes using sweet potatoes, which my father-in-law repeatedly refers to as “the weak man’s potato” so presumably, he would not be down with my corruption of the traditional latke, but we’re trying new things! Wanna rebel with me? Read on…

You’ll need:

– 1 green onion, thinly sliced

– 1 large egg, lightly beaten

– 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour

– 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt

– 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

– 2 medium/large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater

– Coconut oil for frying (coconut oil is a healthy oil that helps to bring out the sweet potato flavor, but you can also use olive oil, peanut oil, vegetable oil, etc.)

– Sour cream or applesauce for serving

What now?:

– In a large bowl, combine green onion, egg, flour, salt and pepper, add potatoes and toss until evenly combined

– Fill a large skillet with 1/2 an inch of coconut oil and turn burner to medium until oil is almost smoking

– Spoon about 2 tablespoons of potato batter for each latke into the hot oil (work in batches so as not to crowd the skillet)

– Flatten with spatula and cook until golden brown (2-3 minutes per side)

– Transfer using a slotted spatula to a wire rack lined with paper towel to soak up excess oil

– Serve immediately with sour cream and/or applesauce and garnish with pomegranate seeds!

Happy Hanukkah!

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  1. Sara Harowitz
    November 28, 2013


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