Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cauliflower Yam Latkes

I am so happy and grateful to be spending Thanksgiving in Massachusetts this year with my roommate, our friend, and her family. It is beautiful out here and it feels so nice to be out of the city for a little while. We drove around today and the nature is amazing...and we also saw some windmills up close, which was awesome.

I can't wait for tomorrow! It looks like there are going to be about 100 people at Thanksgiving dinner, which is so different from what I am used to coming from a tiny family. I am so excited for the experience! What do your Thanksgivings usually look like? Do you have any special/weird traditions? Please share :)

To further make the most of the season, I have a recipe I'd like to share with you as well. I was getting rid of leftovers yesterday so that I wouldn't waste food, and ended up deciding to try my hand at latkes :) I put my own spin on the idea, but these Thanksgivalatkes came out great! Check them out:

Cauliflower Yam Latkes
Cauliflower Yam Latkes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cauliflower, cooked or crockpotted
  • 1 cup finely grated yam or sweet potato of choice (about 1 medium-sized yam)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/3 cup almond flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp salt (+ more to taste) 
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning (or equal parts thyme, oregano, and basil)
  • 2 tbsp marjoram
Directions
  1. In a small pan, sautee the chopped onions in coconut oil until they start to caramelize.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, mash cauliflower with a fork and combine with grated yams. Drain well. (This step is really important in helping your latkes stay together!!) You can even take a paper towel and soak up some of the moisture.
  3. Add in the sauteed onions, eggs, almond flour, flaxseed, salt, and spices and mix well. 
  4. Heat up a large saute pan or griddle. Spray with oil if necessary, depending on which you choose...if you are making these on the stove, you might need a little more. Form patties with your mixture as you go before adding to the pan. Cook over medium heat (or about 350 degrees on the griddle). Wait until the bottom of the latke firms up, before turning. It usually takes about 3-4 minutes on one side, and another 1-2 after you flip them over. Using a flat spatula makes the process easy! 
  5. You can also bake these and get great results! Stick in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.
Cauliflower Yam Latkes

Good luck, and enjoy a great Thanksgiving day tomorrow with friends and family! I know I will, and I definitely have that and so much else to be thankful for. 


4 comments:

  1. everyone's posting latke recipes!! i have never had one before- even in my pre-paleo days. that must change now!!

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    1. My mom always used to make Czech potato latkes when I was growing up, but it's fun to put a healthier and more creative spin on them! You should definitely try :)

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