Sweet Potato Latkes

In our house, we celebrate a little bit of everything! This past weekend we held our tenth annual Chrismukkah family party complete with Christmas tree and Menorah as well as all of our favorite Hanukkah and Christmas dishes. In honor of the event, I created these crispy-on-the-outside grain free sweet potato latkes which feature a bit of cumin and coconut flour and are baked instead of fried. I wasn't sure how they would go over with the crowd... but I guess the empty plate and recipe requests suggest sound approval. Whatever you celebrate, these are bound to be a big hit with your family.  

Sweet Potato Latkes

Makes about 12-15 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into long pieces (About 2-3 large potatoes)
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line one large baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Grate potatoes and onion in a food processor using the shredding disc. You can also do this by hand but the food processor saves a lot of time and pain!
  3. Place grated potatoes and onion in an old dish towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. This is key so your latkes aren't mushy.
  4. Toss potatoes and onion in a large mixing bowl with eggs, flour, salt, cumin and pepper until well mixed.
  5. Scoop 1/4 cup rounds of the mixture onto the parchment paper and pat down with the back of the measuring cup to form flat discs. Bake for 9 minutes, flip and cook and additional 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Keep warm in a 225 degree oven. You can also make these one to two days ahead and keep in the refrigerator in a glass dish between a few unbleached paper towels. Reheat at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. 
  7. Serve with applesauce or cranberry jam and my preference... creme fraiche on the side. 

  

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Amy Jackson Rind

Amy Rind works with busy women to reclaim their lives from the health burdens of stress, aging and fatigue. With practical, real food changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can truly begin to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Journey into healing by identifying your unique nutrition needs that will help you and your family feel better, think better and create the life you were meant to live.

Amy earned her 700-hour nutrition consultant certification with honors from Bauman College. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.