Latkes are simply probably the greatest vacation meals, interval. Potatoes + pancakes = iconic. However contemplating that they’re historically fried in heaps and many oil…they’re not precisely the healthiest factor to eat for eight nights in a row.
To get your wholesome latke repair this Hanukkah, Beth Warren, MS, RDN, CDN, founding father of Beth Warren Diet and writer of Secrets and techniques of a Kosher Lady, suggests baking your latkes as a substitute of deep-frying them. “To take action, merely drizzle just a little little bit of olive oil on high and bake them within the oven,” she says.
When you select to fry them, Warren recommends switching to a extra heart-healthy oil like avocado oil. “It doesn’t negate the energy from the oil, however offers you extra healthful advantages than different oils do.” And use much less of it, as a result of wouldn’t you be paying true (wholesome) homage to the miracle the vacation celebrates for those who may get sooner or later’s value of oil to final by way of eight days of cooking?
One other option to give them a wholesome twist: Ditch the tater. “The basic variations of latkes are potatoes which are fried, so a simple option to make latkes more healthy is to substitute the potato with a non-starchy vegetable like zucchini or cauliflower,” Warren says.
Hungry but? Under, Warren shares her tried-and-true wholesome latke recipe—and eight extra wholesome foodies share theirs. You’ll be able to thank us when your grandma insists you may have seconds.
Hold studying for 9 wholesome latke recipes to make this Hanukkah.
Photograph: Beth Warren
1. Zucchini latkes
four zucchini, spiralized
1 small onion, grated or chopped
2 complete eggs and 1 egg white, whisked
2 Tbsp almond flour
Salt, pepper, and cinnamon to style
1 tsp allspice
1 Tbsp coconut oil or three Tbsp avocado oil
1. Combine all elements collectively, aside from the oil.
2. Take a small handful of the combination and kind right into a patty. It’s okay if it doesn’t stick collectively.
three. Add one tablespoon of coconut or three tablespoons of avocado oil to a shallow pan. Place within the patty and cook dinner till the underside turns brown, about three to 4 minutes, on all sides. You too can bake for a more healthy model by drizzling additional virgin olive oil on high of the zucchini latkes on a baking sheet and bake about seven minute on all sides at 400° F. Photograph: Ok.ABC Images
This fall-inspired latke eschews potatoes and pairs butternut squash with flavorful sage. One other secret? “Garbanzo bean flour, full of a number of protein and fiber, binds the entire elements collectively into an ideal savory cake,” writes Karen of Ok.ABC. Photograph: Wholesome Nibbles and Bits
What higher method to boost the vacation basic than with superfoods? Turmeric takes these fritters up a notch, including coloration and anti inflammatory vitamins. Wholesome Nibbles and Bites’ creator Lisa Lin additionally shares her secret for crispy, scrumptious latkes: “You wish to just be sure you squeeze out as a lot extra water from the zucchini and potatoes as you possibly can so that you simply don’t get soggy fritters.” Tip, famous! Photograph: BitterSweet
Hannah Kaminsky of BitterSweet takes her latke inspiration from conventional Chinese language scallion pancakes, with added diet advantages of ginger and scallions, elements that additionally enhance deliciousness. “Brief ribbons of inexperienced onion are woven amongst the strands of potato, punctuated by the mild heat of ginger,” she says. Winter warming, certainly. Photograph: Matkonation
It’s time so as to add some greens to your latkes. “In the midst of this deep fried vacation, we determined to do a recipe with a contact of well being, a load of shiny colours, and nonetheless actually tasty,” writes Matkonation’s Deanna Linder. We instructed you there was nothing cauliflower couldn’t do. Photograph: The View From Nice Island
Golden beets are as fairly as they’re nutritious, they usually style wonderful on this dish when paired with leeks and spices like cumin and coriander. And The View From Nice Island blogger Sue Moran recommends topping them off with a dollop of lemon yogurt, for a mouth-watering end. Photograph: The Iron You
The Iron You chooses vitamin-packed zucchini as a substitute of potatoes for his latkes, and provides scallions, almond flour, and the deliciousness of Parmesan cheese. Photograph: Pure Ella
Pure Ella’s latkes are nice for vegans, since they skip the eggs, and he or she reduces the quantity of white potatoes by incorporating savory in-season parsnips. Photograph: The Wholesome Maven
This recipe from The Wholesome Maven is vegan, gluten-free, *and* Paleo. However even with that box-checking trifecta, they’re nonetheless delish. (You’ll be able to thank the coconut oil for that—it provides the right trace of sweetness.)
Initially revealed December 5, 2015. Up to date December 2, 2018.
Serve your latkes with one in all these festive cocktails or this kombucha punch.