Potato pancakes can be found in almot every culture. The Spanish have “tortilla de patatas”, The Irish have their delicious “boxty”, The Swiss have the Rösti, and the Jews have “Potato latke”.
As the story of Chanukah goes, a little oil went a long way. However, when cooking for the holiday, we seem to drench the potato latkes in oil and they become greasy and limp. I tried a different approach by using zucchini and sweet potato in just a tiny bit of oil.
I love the fact that you can actually taste the sweet potato and zucchini, and I am letting a little oil go a long way.
1 large sweet potato, shredded
1 large zucchini, shredded
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
cracked black pepper to taste
1-Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Allow to sit for a while ( to let it get moist)
2-Next, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large saute pan until it ripples – in other words…is very hot.
3- make small balls out of the potato & zucchini mixture and place in hot oil. Allow to caramelize on one side. Once the oil has been absorbed, add one Tbsp of water and allow to steam. This will finish cooking the potato and give it a delicious flavor.
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