A Very Short History of Latkes
Other Traditional Foods for Hanukkah
- Matzo Ball soup: Matzo balls are traditionally served in chicken soup and are a staple food on the Jewish holiday of Passover.
- Sufganiyah: The doughnut is deep-fried, filled with jam or custard, and then topped with powdered sugar.
- Challah: This delicious baked bread is made from eggs rather than milk or butter and is often braided before baking.
- Brisket: A cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal.
Sweet Potatoes vs. White Potatoes
Both potatoes are a healthy carbohydrate source. Yet, sweet potatoes have more fiber and are lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes. If you have diabetes, keep in mind the importance of portion size and distribution of carbohydrate-rich foods throughout the day.
Sweet Potato Latkes
- 2medium sweet potato, peeled and shredded
- 2medium green onions, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
- 1/4cupAll-purpose flour
- 1egg, slightly beaten
- 1cupSour cream
- 1cupPecans for garnish
- Mix all ingredients, except sour cream and pecans
- Oven Directions: Heat oven to 400°F. Generously grease cookie sheet. Drop sweet potato mixture by teaspoons onto cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Bake 12-15 minutes turning once, until golden brown.
- Skillet Directions: In a 12-inch skillet, heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Drop sweet potato mixture by teaspoons into skillet; flatten slightly. Cook 4-5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown; drain on paper towels.
- Optional: Garnish with sour cream and pecans