sweet potato scallion latkes

Today is the last day of Hanukkah, so we gotta go out with a bang! If you’re tired of regular potato latkes by now, give this yummy sweet potato version a try. This once-a-year treat disappeared too quickly to take pictures! Making them is definitely a patchke (Yiddish for pain-in-the-butt) but totally worth it!  Here’s what you’ll need:

1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated
1 large white potato, peeled and grated
1 onion, peeled and grated
1 Tbsp salt
1 egg
1/3 cup white spelt flour
2 scallions, sliced
olive oil for frying

So, start with the patchke part- grating up the potatoes and onions. I do this by hand because I like the texture, but if you’re just not up for it, you could try grating the potatoes and onion in a food processor. Then mix together all the ingredients in a bowl. Coat your frying pan in oil and while the oil heats up, form the potato mix into 2 inch balls, gently squeezing out excess moisture. Place the balls into the hot oil and press them flat with a spatula. Let them brown on medium heat for about 5 minutes, then flip and do the same for the other side. Serve them hot with apple sauce and sour cream, the traditional Hanukkah accoutrements.

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About earthwisemedicinals

Chana Laila has been studying herbal medicine since 2003 when she enrolled as an apprentice at Blazing Star Herbal School. Throughout her time studying herbal medicine, Chana Laila has become the mother of three children, and has focused on learning how to care for her family using herbal remedies and products. This work has inspired her to create Earthwise Medicinals, a line of ethically and sustainably harvested herbal products for women's and children's health. In 2004 Chana Laila completed a doula training program and currently works with women to offer professional labor support services. Chana Laila teaches classes on herbal medicine for women's health, as well as classes on how to make herbal preparations at home, and is currently enrolled in a correspondence certification program on herbal medicine for women's health taught by Aviva Jill Romm. Chana Laila is also a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. Her music can be found at http://chanalaila.bandcamp.com and http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chanalaila
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