Sweet Potato Latkes & a Hanukkah Giveaway!
"Tell your friend Veronica, it's time you celebrate Hanukkah,
I hope I get a harmonica, on this lovely, lovely Hanukkah! (and yes, I will drink a gin and tonica!)".
For the festival of lights I am contributing Sweet Potato Latkes from Ottolenghi's book Plenty.
Just something a bit different from the normal everyday latkes.
It seems strange that there are no eggs in this recipe like the usual potato pancakes, but because you cook the sweet potatoes first, they will stay together.
I served these with creme fraiche and cilantro and they were delicious!
Plenty's Sweet Potato Pancakes:
2 1/4 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
2 tsp soy sauce
3/4 cup of flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar (I didn't use the sugar)
3 tbsp green onion
1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh red chile (if you like them hot)
Steam the sweet potatoes completely, and leave them in a colander to drain for at least an hour. This will remove most of the moisture.
Once the sweets have lost most of their liquid, place them in a mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
Mix everything by hand, without over mixing. The mixture should be sticky. If it's runny, add a pinch more flour.
In a heavy skillet, melt about 3 tbsp of butter (you may need to add more). I always add a little olive oil to prevent the butter from burning.
Form into little latkes and fry about 5 minutes on each side, flipping carefully with a fish spatula.
Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream and some fresh cilantro and serve them for your Hanukkah party.
I asked our neighbor Glen how he liked them and he said "I like them a lot-ka!" Get it?
and for your Hanukkah present this year, I am giving away 2 copies of Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty Cookbook to 2 good little boys or girls.
Tell us if you have been naughty or nice and don't forget to sign your name.
Winners will be announced on 12/23 (my birthday, hint hint), along w/ the Keurig Giveaway winner!
ooh and im obsessed with cookbooks and food writing. right now im flipping through the two fat ladies' cookbook. (did you ever watch that show? i remember being 10 yrs old and being totally inspired to cook!)
I would say yes to freezing them and reheating them in the oven. I do it all the time with other latkes, so why not these?
Thank you, Tamar at meser dot net
But, I think if you ask the hubby he'd say I was not a good little girl.....
Even if you don't win the book, thank you for that lovely comment!!!
Don't know about naughty or nice, I just try to remind myself that what goes around, comes around and do my best! Plus, my mom ingrained "the Golden Rule" in us from early on.
Hope your holidays are showered with love and happiness!
Happy early birthday to you, Stacey, and thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes and stories with us.
As far as naughty or nice, I strive for nice, but sometimes my mouth gets away from me and I turn into Joan Rivers for some crazy reason. Guess I just can't help myself.
Happy early birthday wishes Stacey.
Have you been a good girl???
My husband's birthday is the 24th. Tough time for a birthday, whatever your faith. Happy Birthday Stacey!
Have a wonderful holiday!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
this recipe sounds like a sweet potato hash i like to make freeform with shredded sweet potatoes. recipe came from a NY times about a year ago and i keep it taped to my fridge and whip it up sometimes.
this year i made parsnip and potato latkes w/applesauce. also made some zuchinni fritters - equally delish. chag sameach!
My fiance would love this recipe. I don't like sweet potatoes, so our latkes are always made with regular potatoes. Maybe I will try these for a treat for him!