Monday, December 1, 2008

Jew-SWISH Low Fat Sweet Potato Latkes

Latkes (Latkas/Potato Pancakes) are traditionally eaten during Hanukkah and came from a preference for fried food to celebrate the miracle involving olive oil. (Or in the South, just from a preference for fried food...)

Paula Leen's Low-Fat Sweet Potato Latkes are baked, not fried and by using yams instead of potatoes, this treat will be rich in fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium not found in the common potato.
That's right...the potato is common.

2 Large grated sweet potatoes
I Medium onion, finely chopped
2 Egg whites
1/4 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg

-Pam Cooking Spray

*Also, Latkes may be topped with a bunch of different things ranging from low-fat or fat-free sour cream (if you want savory) to Mott's® Plus Applesauce (if you should want the sweet).

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and then spoon by 1/4 cupfuls onto a Silpat Baking Mat and then flatten with a spatula. Sprinkle salt on top and then spray with Pam. Bake for 13 minutes; flip and bake for another 13 minutes.

"We're taking The Festival of Lights
and making it The Festival of Lite Food!"

-Paula Leen

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