Hanukkah came and went. But that doesn’t mean that the best of the holiday treats have to go with it. My favorite treats this time of year: sweet potato latkes, homemade applesauce, and donuts.
Last year was a parsnip and sweet potato latke kind of holiday.
This year felt like it needed something a bit more simple, so I stuck with my favorite sweet potato.
This year, I think I made about 10 dozen latkes.
That breaks down to: 10lbs of potatoes, 5lbs of onions, a dozen or so eggs, and a crap-ton of oil.
For a once-a-year treat, I’m okay with that. If that was how we ate all the time, I might need to rethink my profession…
We paired the latkes with some pear applesauce.
It was awesome.
I also used the remaining pears to make a pear simple syrup for a fun mocktail (recipe coming soon!).
Nothing like celebrating the holidays in style.
The best part about the holidays this year?
Being able to feed everyone. From the health-conscious to the food sensitive to the foodies. There was something on the table for everyone.
And that makes me one happy lady.
- 4 cups grated sweet potato
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chickpea (or quinoa) flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- canola or safflower oil for frying
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- Peel sweet potato and grate in food processor.
- Transfer to a large mixing bowl and combine with onion, flour, eggs, baking powder, salt, and pepper and still until well combined.
- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking.
- Spoon 1/4 cup of latke mixture into skillet and flatten. Add as many as the pan will hold, and cook until golden brown (about 1 1/2 minutes on each side).
- Transfer latkes to paper towels to drain.
- Keep warm on a rack set in a shallow baking pan in oven.
- Make more latkes in same manner, in batches of 4, with remaining mixture.
- Serve with your favorite toppings (applesauce, sour cream).
- Makes 9-12 latkes, depending on size.
Nightshade Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, and Soy Free.
Wishing you and yours a happy happy Hanukkah!