Coconut Sweet Potato Latkes

This week’s feast will be a unique experience in my house as we celebrate Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah. Typically the festival of lights is celebrated in December, but for the first time in hundreds of years the two holidays overlap. This means we’re having lots of fun creating a menu for dinner this Thursday! Latkes are a traditional Jewish treat I just learned how to make earlier this year. Now that I have a hang on the recipe, I thought it was time to experiment and create something with a Thanksgiving twist. I swapped out the white […]

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Perfect Latkes

I have to say, I was nervous the first time I ever made latkes for Dave. He grew up eating them from his grandmother – so I had a lot to live up to. Latkes are a potato pancake eaten in particular at celebrations in the Jewish faith. Today is Yom Kippur, and while many are fasting in observance of this High Holiday, I wanted to share with you my recipe. Instead of frying these in vegetable oil, I used coconut oil (of course) for a nice crispy outside and wonderful flavor. Another reason to use coconut oil for this […]

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Hanukkah Potato Pancakes

My family doesn’t celebrate Hanukkah, but I LOVE to eat Fried Potato Pancakes (Latkes in Yiddish) with applesauce around the holidays.  Coconut oil makes these about twenty times better than the old standby, canola oil, and your house will smell nicer, too!   Ingredients: 5 potatoes 2 onions 3 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper ½ cup all-purpose flour Kelapo Coconut oil for frying   Directions: Peel potatoes and place in a food processor with the onions. Pulse until just smooth, and drain well. Pour potato mixture into a large bowl. Add eggs, salt, pepper, and enough flour […]

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