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I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
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Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

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My grandmother made the best latkes! Ok, I admit that may not be true. I honestly don’t remember my grandmother’s latkes or if she made them at all. However, tomorrow is the first night of Hanukkah and I feel obliged to say that.

Doug, Maddy and I are a family of mixed faith. Each holiday season we try to hold onto the traditions of our parents while creating our own. Last year during Hanukkah Doug asked why I never made him those “potato cake thingies.” Knowing he was referring to latkes, which typically contains eggs, white flour and frying in oil I shied away from the question. The truth was I couldn’t figure out how to make a latke I would want to eat.

This Hanukkah I plan to start a new tradition and make these. They do not require hanging out over a hot frying pan full of oil. To save time they can be made and baked in advance. Before serving simply reheat in the oven for 10 minutes or so.

I think they are even better than my grandmother’s or what I remember of them!

Sweet Potato Latkes

  • 1 large sweet potato grated (approx 3 cups)
  • 2 medium zucchini grated (approx 2 cups)
  • 1 medium onion diced (approx 1 cup)
  • 3 T ground flax
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 T garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  1. Pre heat oven to 400
  2. Combine ground flax and water in a small bowl. Set aside in fridge while you prepare other ingredients. This will be your “flax egg”
  3. In a large bowl thoroughly combine all ingredients included the “flax egg”
  4. Form into small patties and place on a lined baking sheet. A Silpat works great here.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes flipping halfway through until the edges just start to brown.
  6. Serve hot!

 

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