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Chanukah: Sweet Potato and Carrot Ginger Latkes
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Jewish – Chanukah
The trick to getting the perfect crispy texture is to remove all of the liquid; using a salad spinner to remove the liquid is an awesome, quick way to do this. I also use a food processor to do my grating; I’ve lost enough of my fingers that I prefer it, even if my dad swears the hand grated ones taste better. All three of these recipes were amazing. I served them with the traditional apple sauce and sour cream, as well as some red chile sauce and mango habañero salsa for a New Mexican flair.
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled
- 5 carrots peeled
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 5 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
- Ener-G Egg Re-placer equivalent of 3 large eggs, beaten
- shred your vegetables. Put into a salad spinner and spin vigorously to remove liquid (it took 3-4 spins for all of the recipes; if you make the beet ones and are feeling crafty, you can reserve the beet juice for a dye or food coloring). Put them into a large bowl.
- Add in dry ingredients and toss to coat. Stir in beaten Ener-G Egg and combine evenly.
- Heat oil, olive or canola, in a large frying pan. You can put one piece of shredded vegetables in to test if it is hot enough – it will start to fry immediately when it is ready.
- Form small patties and put into the oil. When the edges start to turn golden, they are ready to flip.
- You can keep the latkes warm by putting them on broiling pan in an oven that’s 250 degrees.
- Serve with your sauces of choice and enjoy!