Sweet Potato Latkes
Hanukkah is fast approaching, which means it’s time to bring out all of my favorite fried foods! The one time of the year where it’s encouraged to indulge in all things fried and dairy, and with that it’s probably a good thing that it only happens once a year.
This year I plan to share my four favorite Hanukkah recipes, all of which are vegetarian friendly and two of which are vegan friendly. First up on the list are Sweet Potatoes latkes, which are based on a recipe I got from a friend’s mom for traditional Potato latkes. This recipe falls in to the category of vegetarian friendly, though I’m sure a product such as Vegg could be used in place of the eggs to bind the ingredients.
I love all the symbolism that is found in traditional Hanukkah foods, it just adds another dimension to a holiday that is already packed full with remembrance and celebration. I also love any excuse to eat fried foods, and have a feeling I’ll be spending more than 8 days in the gym working all of this indulgence off!
I’m also sending this recipe over to r/52weeks as part of the Middle East theme. While latkes originated in Europe, they are closely associated with Hanukkah and with that Israel. For a truly Middle Eastern dish please check out my post for Shakshuka.