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  • Writer's pictureMaya Levin

Latkes! A paleo version of everyone's favorite Hannukah dish.

Updated: Mar 10, 2019

Ingredients: your favorite kind of sweet potato (2 big ones) and/or carrots (at least 3 large), 1 large onion, 3 eggs, arrowroot powder.

Even though latkes are the number one Hannukah dish in the US, they can definitely be enjoyed all year around. Easy and quick to make, loved by kids, and absolutely delicious, those might be your new favorite side or appetizer.

Wash sweet potatoes well (scrub the skin with a veggie brush as its left on for this recipe) and peel your carrots. Grate on a large grater. Sweet potatoes do not release liquid usually, but if you see some on the bottom of the bowl you need to dry it. Squeeze the potatoes in the bowl to let the liquid out to the bottom the discard, Alternatively you can move the grated mix into a fine sifter and squeeze above the sink, ot use a cheesecloth.

The carrots should have a little liquid, the onions will have a lot. The dryer your mixture is, the crispier the latkes will turn out.

Once everything is dry use two bowls to create your mixes (or you can use one and combine the sweet potatoes and carrots). Otherwise use 2/3 of the grated onion to add to the sweet potato and 1/3 for the carrots.

Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and 1 egg per large sweet potato (or per 3 carrots). Mix well. Then start adding your arrowroot powder. Add one tablespoon of flour per sweet potato/3 carrots.

Scoop one tablespoon of your mix on a preheated skillet with avocado oil and flatten. Let one side get crispy (about 3 minutes) and flip. If the latke was easy to flip you may add the rest to the skillet. If it was falling apart you need to add some more flour. Add half a tablespoon to the mix and try again.

If you are Primal definitely top with sour cream, otherwise serve with applesauce and enjoy!

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