Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Yum! What better way to celebrate Hanukkah than to sit around the table with your family eating hot, fresh latkes, as you enjoy the Hanukkah lights!
Here's a yummy and wholesome latke recipe. The beans make these so filling , that it's almost a complete meal on its own. I've served it with soup and alongside pink applesauce, and we couldn't move afterwards.
2 cups cooked navy beans (soaked overnight, drained, rinsed, and cooked for 2 hrs) 1 medium onion, diced
3 eggs
1/2 small butternut squash
1 1/2 cups almond flour
salt & pepper to taste
Coconut Oil for frying

1. Saute' onion in 1 Tbls coconut oil until translucent.
2. Cut the squash lengthwise, and remove seeds. Do not peel squash.
3. Place squash skin side up onto a lined baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes. It's done when the squash releases some water.
4. Peel squash and place in a medium bowl. Add onions and the rest of the ingredients.
5. Blend batter with immersion blender until smooth.
6. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil.
7. Use your hands to form batter into 3 inch patties.
8. Fry patties on each side over medium heat until golden brown and crispy.
9.Remove latkes from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
10. Repeat Steps 7-9 till batter is used up.

Please note: these latkes are fragile, and the flipping may be challanging. To solve this, you may try one of the following suggestions:
1. Use breadcrumbs in the place of almond flour. For breadcrumbs, take some almond melba toasts and grind in food processor.
2. Add mayo to the batter and bake the patties in the oven.

For other yummy SCD latke recipes, try Butternut Squash Latkes, and Cauliflower Zucchini Latkes.

Coming Next: Since it's traditional to eat dairy on Hanukkah, we'll be doing a Dairy Quiche Recipe. You'll need dripped yogurt for this recipe, so get your yogurt dripping : )



Anonymous said...

yes everyone-do make some butternut squash latkes-i did and they were great as usual. i used some carrots instead of all squash -makes it not quite so sweet and mushy like. also i fried one batch for the fun of it but baked the rest and grilled them towards the end as it is a whole lot easier. are we SCDers gonna turn into a squash one of these days? or will it be a banana?

Esther Russ said...

You're just too funny Rosie! Many times I do feel like one piece of squash, but it's way better than one piece of potato, isn't it??