Recipe Makeover: Potato Latkes

Nov 19

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This year, Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day. Many of my Jewish friends will be celebrating with some additions to their turkey dinner, like jelly donuts and potato latkes. Sounds like a calorie bomb to me! In this recipe makeover, I modified traditional oily, greasy, carb-y potato latkes into a nutty, crispy and delicious sweet potato version. Enjoy!

Skoog’s Hazelnut Sweet Potato Latkes

2 medium sweet potatoes, shredded
1 small sweet onion, shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup hazelnut flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
Salt, pepper to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with non-stick spray, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, onion and garlic.
  4. In a small bowl, beat eggs and add to potato mixture. Stir.
  5. Add both flours gradually and stir until mixture begins to “stick together”.
  6. Add salt & pepper & mix.
  7. Form small patties, approx 3″ wide and 1/4″ thick.
  8. Pour olive oil into small bowl. Brush oil onto each latke.
  9. Spray non-stick spray in a medium-sized saucepan on high heat. When the pan is sizzling hot, add a few latkes.
  10. Sear each side for approximately 2 minutes, or until latke is golden brown on each side. CAUTION: these are delicate. Use extra care when handling!
  11. Transfer latkes to baking sheet and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are crispy and cooked throughout.


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