Hanukkah has arrived, and that means it’s time for latkes! Growing up in a Jewish home, my Bubbie and mom used to always make a big Hanukkah dinner with Bubbie’s famous latkes. And to this day, at 93 years old, Bubbie is still at it, whipping up those delicious, oily potato pancakes.
Now, while I’m one who typically forgoes my healthy eating and puts my dietary restrictions aside when it comes to Bubbie’s dishes, some things can use a healthy tweak, especially when I’m making them as part of dinner for Michael and me.
I kept the concept of the potato latkes in mind, but I swapped the white potato for sweet potatoes, included coconut flour, and cooked them in coconut oil instead of deep frying them in vegetable oil (Bubbie’s latkes tend to be a bit heavy and a messy).
I wasn’t sure how these sweet potatoes pancakes were going to turn out, because I revamped the recipe on my own, but they were delicious!! So good that they’ll be making another appearance at our family Hanukkah party!
Enjoy below, and let me know your thoughts!
PALEO SWEET POTATO LATKES
2 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup shredded onion
1 heaping tbsp of coconut flour
coconut oil (a decent amount!)
1. Using a grater, shred up the sweet potatoes and onion and combine in a bowl.
2. Add coconut flour and eggs to the bowl and mix well. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes for the coconut flour to absorb the eggs and for the mixture to become more a mold.
3. In large frying pan, add enough coconut oil so that the entire pan is generously coated and bring to a medium heat.
4. Using a soup size spoon, scoop out a large spoon size amount of the mixture and add to the pan to cook- add as many scoops as you can fit. Once the latkes have cooked for about 4 mins/ browned, flip to the other side and fry. I like them slightly browned and crispy, so use your best judgement!
5. Repeat until all latkes are cooked. When removing the latkes from the pan add to a paper towel lined plate, to help absorb any excess oil.
Enjoy these as is or top with apple sauce, cinnamon, hot sauce, or raw honey for a little sweetness 😉