Eight Days of Hanukkah Recipes: Not Your Mama's Latkes – Kveller
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Eight Days of Hanukkah Recipes: Not Your Mama’s Latkes

To continue with our eight days of Hanukkah recipes, today we’re bringing you some variations on the traditional latke. Be sure to click here for more variations including curried sweet potato latkes, colorful latkes, and veggie latkes, too.

If you’re not supposed to have so much oil (despite the miracle!), you can spray a cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray or Pam and put any of these in a hot (450 degree) oven for about 5-8 minutes on each side.

Sweet Potato Latkes (Pareve)

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Frying Time: About 10 minutes per batch

2 lbs. sweet potatoes or yams
2 Tbs. matzoh meal or flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 – 2 tsp. cinnamon (to taste)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
peanut oil

Peel and grate sweet potatoes and remove any excess moisture (can put in dish towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out moisture). Beat eggs and add one at a time, mixing well. Add matzoh meal or flour and baking powder. Add spices and mix well. Heat oil until hot and put large spoonful for each pancake. Cook until brown and flip.

Makes about 18 – 20 pancakes.

Note: For fluffier pancakes, separate eggs. Add yolks where recipes indicates to “add eggs.” Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in egg whites after all other ingredients have been mixed in.

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