Saturday, 25 May 2013

Sweet Potato and Zucchini Latkes

These little fritters are made with zucchini and sweet potato. They have a lovely flavour and taste and are great with  a bit of sour cream or yogurt. You need to make them little so that they are easy to flip because the sweet potato makes them stickier than a latke made with regular potatoes. Use a good non-stick pan and don't move them around once they are in the pan and they will be great.

You will need
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 1 medium) squeezed to remove some of the water
  • 1 cup grated sweet potato (1 small) 
  • 1/4 cup grated onion 
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • olive oil to fry
heat oven to 375 degrees F so you can serve them all at the same time - hot and crispy.

Step 1: grate zucchini, sweet potato (this is not a yam as most people mistake it for) and onion. Chop spring onion, crush garlic and grate cheese. Gather all your ingredients together.

Step 2: squeeze your zucchini in a paper towel to remove most of the water.

Step 3: mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 4: drop 1 tbsp of mixture into hot olive oil and press lightly. Leave them alone to cook until the edges around each latke get very brown. Flip once and place on paper towel to absorb some of the oil. 

you can also place on a cookie sheet (I recommend using a sheet of parchment paper for easy clean up) and bake in a 375 degree F oven until they all get crispier. These latkes never get as crispy as the ones made with regular starchy potatoes but, they are delicious and a nice change in flavour.

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