Tuesday, December 20, 2011

An Old Recipe, Perfect For Chanukah

This is an old post that is perfect for right now. Chanukah! Traditional latkes are made with potato and onions, but this is a healthier (as healthy as you can get if you are already frying!) version. Instead of potato, zucchini and carrots along with onion make this latkes irresistible. It's slightly sweet from the carrots but it has all the crunchy fluffy goodness that an ordinary latkes has. You won't miss the old latkes, that leave you feeling really full and heavy. Feel good about grabbing another one, even if it was fried in oil. Hey it's Chanukah, the holiday of OIL!

Fried Carrot and Zucchini Latkes
Makes about 12 latkes.

4 Zucchini shredded  (I scrub mine and leave the peel on but do as you like)
4 carrots peeled and shredded
1 small onion shredded
3 eggs
3 heaping tablespoons of flour
1/2 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups vegetable oil

Shred veggies and lightly season with salt. Wait 10 minutes and then over a sieve, strain as much liquid as you can out of them. Place them in a bowl with eggs, flour, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Heat oil over medium heat. Scoop out golf ball size spoons of the mixture and flatten into a pattie. Fry in oil for about 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Cool on paper towel  lined plate to absorb excess oil.

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