This variation on latkes, the potato pancakes traditionally eaten on Hanukkah, is flavorful and high in vitamin A.
During Hanukkah, many Jews eat fried foods such as sufganiyot (jelly-filled doughnuts) and latkes (potato pancakes) to celebrate the miracle depicted in the Hanukkah story of a small quantity of oil lasting for 8 days — long enough for more oil to be prepared.
This year, try these simple yam and scallion latkes as a flavorful and healthier alternative to the traditional white potato latkes. One serving (2 to 3 latkes) includes all of the vitamin A you need for the day. And this recipe reduces the amount of oil used by baking or lightly pan-frying these latkes. Serve with nonfat Greek yogurt and no-sugar-added (or homemade) applesauce.
Servings: 5 (2 to 3 latkes per serving)