That's how Recipe #20 is Potato-Sweet Potato Latkes, inspired by Lydia's recipe on The Perfect Pantry.
The traditional latke is made with potatoes and the sweet potato is a new-fangled variation, so this one is a mix of the old and the new! Here's how I adapted the original recipe. This made about 10 latkes, enough for 2-3 people.
Using a food processor or a hand grater, shred one large potato and 1 medium sweet potato.
In a bowl, beat 1 large egg. Add shredded vegetables (squeeze out any extra water), minced onion, 2 minced scallions (white and green parts), dried thyme, salt and pepper.
Add a few tablespoons of all-purpose flour, stirring it in until the mixture just holds together.
Shallow-fry scoops of the batter, flattening them on the skillet and getting both sides golden and crispy.
These took mere minutes to make, and tasted wonderful. I have squirreled away a couple of extra latkes to take to work as a mid-morning snack.
To all my friends who celebrate it, Happy Hannukah!
*** An Invitation ***
I want to extend an invitation to my fellow food bloggers: would you like to join me in the race to the finish line? By which I mean a 7-day recipe marathon from Dec 25 to Dec 31, counting down to the New Year. This is a chance to finish off old posts from your drafts, cook from your bookmarks and try the recipes that you have been meaning to try all year but never got around to.
- Post a new recipe on your blog every day from December 25th to December 31st. That's 7 recipes on 7 consecutive days.
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-If you are up for the challenge, e-mail me (contact form is on the right side-bar) by December 21 to sign up for the recipe marathon.
Have a great week!