Miracle Sweet Potato Latkes-Latke Love
- 1/2 pk Miracle Noodle Angel Hair or Miracle Rice
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/2 large sweet or yellow onion, grated, yields about 1/4 cup
- 1/4 almond meal
- 1 egg or 2 egg whites
- 3/4 tsp. grated orange grind
- 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tbs almond or coconut oil
- Dollop applesauce or yogurt (optional)
- Preheat oven 350 degrees.
- Par boil 1 large sweet potato, after peeling, in boiling water, then grate after par boiling. (yields about 4 cups.)
- In a large colander combine the Miracle Noodles, sweet potato and onion mixture. Drain excess liquid from colander,
- Place in a small bowl. Beat together egg or egg whites, cumin, cinnamon, orange rind, salt and stir in sweet potato mixture.
- Sprinkle corn starch over sweet potato mixture. Mixture should be moist but not wet. Potatoes have much water. If needed, blot excess moisture and add more flour.
- Use 2 tbs of oil to coat a rimmed baking sheet. Divide sweet potato mixture into 14 or 15 mounds.
- Make into sweet potato patties (little pancakes) using a pastry brush. With remaining 2 tbs of oil, brush tops
- Bake for 15 or 20 minutes until lightly browned or crisp.
- Serve latkes with dollop of applesauce or yogurt. (optional)
- Yield about 12 -15 latkes
Happy Chanukah Enjoy!!
Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a traditional Hanukkah dish. But the significance isn't in the potato; it's in the oil that you use to fry them. When the Jerusalem Temple was recaptured and reconsecrated by the Maccabbees. 2nd Century, BCE only one night's worth of oil remained to light the temple. Miraculously, though, the oil lasted eight nights, or enough time to make more oil. That's why this holiday is the Festival of Lights, and Miracle of Hanukkah.