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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Underground Latkas

Prep time: 10 minutes.

Cooking time: 10 Minutes

These Latkas were an instant hit with my 3 year old and his friends. All of us mommies loved it too. Wondering about the name of the dish? Well you can use any root vegetables that grow under the ground along with potatoes, to make this recipe. It’s a healthy take on traditional Latka’s to get those little fellas to eat their veggies.


2 cups of grated root vegetables (I used yellow and purple potatoes, parsnips and carrots*)
1 egg
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Vegetable oil to pan fry the Latkas


1)      Peel and grate the root vegetables of your choice. Wring the water out of it by squeezing them in a cheesecloth or a sturdy paper towel.

2)      Beat one egg and add salt and pepper to it. Add the grated and wringed vegetables to the egg. Add all-purpose flour and mix.

3)      Heat the pan. Add a little oil and spoon the batter. Flatten it evenly with the spoon. Flip in about 2 minutes or until they are golden brown. Make sure they cook through and are golden brown on both sides.

Just like traditional Latkas these pair well with apple sauce. You can also serve it with sour cream and scallions mix.

*Tips: You can use yellow or red beets or sweet potato in this recipe too.

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