Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes "ChanukahLITE"

Everyone loves Latkes over Chanukah. As delicious as they are, so much oil isn't too healthy! So I did some experimenting with friends in the kitchen to find a healthier alternative that the kids would still enjoy. I replaced regular potato with shredded sweet potato and zucchini and used almond flour and eggs to bind the mixture. Using coconut oil to fry them until golden and crispy.  I also baked some in a mini muffin tin and they were just as delicious. I guess the true test was that within 15min of finishing in the kitchen they were gone! My kids, nieces and nephews devoured them. Even my little Ester  (almost 2) is still asking for "more".  

So I guess now that there now is a new tradition in the Feldman House..."ChanukahLITE"... the miracle of kids eating zucchini without even realizing it :) 

 

Recipe: 

2 large sweet potatoes

8 whole zucchinis  ( 4 peeled and 4 with skin on)

1 onion

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1 tsp salt

 Black pepper to taste  

Coarsely grate potatoes and zucchini.

Finely grate one onion. 

Beat the eggs and add to mixture. 

Add flour, salt and pepper.

Mix well! 

For frying, line the pan with coconut oil. 

Once hot add 1 tablespoon of mixture and turn over once golden. 

Drain on roller towel and allow to cool. 

For baking , spray the muffin tin with olive oil  spray. Spoon mixture into the tins. Brush with coconut oil and bake  at 180 degrees until golden brown.

 

Almond flour is a gluten free alternative to normal flour. 

Almond flour is a gluten free alternative to normal flour. 

Fresh out the pan!

Fresh out the pan!

Serving suggestion - Stack latkes with a dollop of homemade guacamole. Garnish with coarse black pepper and a wedge of lemon. 

Serving suggestion - Stack latkes with a dollop of homemade guacamole. Garnish with coarse black pepper and a wedge of lemon. 

Convenient bite sized snack for kids! 

Convenient bite sized snack for kids! 

Compliments of Sam Sher and styled by Jody Sher! 

Happy Chanukah from NYC!!!

It's so beautiful to see how the holiday of Chanukah is celebrated in New York! Wherever you go, alongside all the various seasonal decorations, there is always a Menorah on display, proudly celebrating the festival of lights and the victory of religious freedom over tyranny and oppression.

I went to one of my favourite stores in Manhattan yesterday - Century 21 - and I spotted a large Menorah by one of the clothing sections. In Brooklyn where I'm staying it is so nice to see the many storefronts that have Chanukah decorations, the cars that have Menorahs on top of them and I've even come across some very creative Chanukah food presentations that can be seen in the pictures below. 

It feels strange not to be with my husband and kids at the start of Chanukah but thank G-d it is an eight day Festival and I look forward to celebrating with them for the second half. I know they are eagerly anticipating my homemade latkes!  

Reminder that we light one candle on the first night (Tuesday December 16), two on the second night, three on the third, every night adding an additional candle until lighting all eight on the final night. This is in keeping with the principle that in matters of holiness we always ascend. The candles should burn for at least half an hour after nightfall. 

From NYC wishing you and your families a Freilichen (Happy) Chanukah!

 

The Menorah at Century 21

The Menorah at Century 21

Dreidel shaped salmon anyone?

Dreidel shaped salmon anyone?

Found this on on Facebook.

Found this on on Facebook.

Elite Sterling Silver Stores beautiful Menorah display!

Elite Sterling Silver Stores beautiful Menorah display!

One of the many cars with a Menorah on its roof!

One of the many cars with a Menorah on its roof!