July 16, 2008
In our house, everything is more fun when it's a holiday. The entire time we were making these sweet potato pancakes, it felt
like Hanukkah. Potato pancakes or latkes as they are also known,
are most commonly eaten in the fall during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Although it's
the middle of July and grossly hot outside, the sweet potatoes at this week's farmer's market were incredible and I couldn't help wanting to
make something with them.
I decided to pump up the nutritional value in my version by making them with sweet potatoes. It's amazing how delicious the natural sweetness from the potato and the savory flavors from the onion and garlic marry into such a delectable treat. Kenya was digging them in a big and bad way.
Whenever I hand him something whole, especially like these big, crunchy circles he looks like he's hit the food jack pot. For your little ones who are getting into dipping, I added apple sauce which no latke should ever go without!
We used these to make this recipe: