It’s your Latke Day because Chanukah begins tomorrow at sundown, and I have two delicious Latke recipes to share! The best part is that these bite sized potato treats are good enough to serve as side dishes or appetizers all year round.
If you want to get fancy:
Then go with the Sweet Potato Latke recipe that I submitted as a ONE.org Community Partner to the ONE.org Digital Cookbook for their Sweet potato Nutrition campaign. These are a dressed up version of the traditional Chanukah treat.
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 ¼ teaspoon Cumin
6 tablespoons flour
Pinch of salt & pepper to taste
canola oil for frying
8 oz. crème fraiche
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix shredded sweet potatoes with eggs, flour, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt & pepper
Place a tablespoon of the batter in a frying pan with oil and fry until light brown and crispy on both sides.
Place on a paper towel before putting it on the plate.
Mix crème fraiche with cayenne pepper and cumin and place a dollop on top of each pancake.
Top with caramelized pecan and serve.
To make traditional Potato Latkes:
salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a bowl
Fry until crispy and golden brown on each side.
Serve with optional toppings of sour cream and applesauce.