I love Channukah. A festival of light and miracles. Singing and eating of oily food. To commemorate the little pot of oil that last 8 nights all those years ago. People like to associate Channukah with Christmas because they’re around the same time of year, but I really don’t know anyone who does 8 days of presents (or even 1 for that matter). Either way, how can you not love the concept of Chrismukkah after that OC episode years and years back?
Truthfully, my favourite part is the candle lighting and singing every night. I actually avoided the donuts for the most part, but I couldn’t resist making potato latkes one night all in the spirit of the holiday. Well, we didn’t have potatoes so we settled for sweet potatoes. Which was fine by me.
Here’s the recipe I found on pinterest and adapted.
Sweet Potato Latkes
- 3 potatoes (or sweet potatoes)
- 1 onion
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- oil for frying
- Grate the potatoes and onion. I was debating on even adding a carrot. Could be yum.
- In a large bowl combine the grated potato/onion with all the other ingredients.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and drop potato mixture in dollops into the pan.
- Fry until golden on each side, and then place on some paper towel to get rid of some of the oil.
- Eat! We like to sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar over it, but sour cream and/or salmon and/or cream cheese are also popular options.
You could totally eat them anytime of year, don’t wait til Channukah. Enjoy!