Wait- really fast order of business! I am going to be signing books twice this week in Seattle. Please come see me and I will be happy to sign books for Holiday Gifts for your friends and family!
1) Tuesday, December 3rd, 4-7pm At the Tom Douglas Cookbook Social (this event is SO COOL by the way!!!)
2) At the Kirkland, WA COSTCO on Friday, December 6th, 11-2PM
So what I didn’t mention last week, is that I was actually gone Skiing all week. My entire family as well as some friends headed up to Whistler to go skiing, drink and eat too much and laugh as much as possible. We even brought Wilbur, who we dressed up in things like a reindeer sweater with antlers and little plaid fleece coats. (I have totally become that lady.) And my mom brought Wilburs mom, Missy. Have I told you about Missy? My mom adopted her since she was done breeding and sweet as could be and totally trained (I’m a wee-bit jealous about that part). The only downer is that her name is the same as one of my oldest, dearest friends so everytime we say “oh, Missy is here” or something like that –everyone is super confused. And I feel kind of bad about it, but I was sure to call and apologize ahead of time…
So I skied too- which is crazy because I haven’t been in 13 years (AAAH!!). I really wanted to, but all those years of being pregnant and having little babies kind of threw me for a loop. But I did used to have crazy dreams when I was pregnant that I totally forgot I was pregnant and went skiing double diamond runs and then I would wake up in a cold sweat having a panic attack. Despite my anxiety about getting back on the mountain, the truth is, skiing is indeed just like riding a bicycle. I had the biggest grin on my face within 2 seconds of starting down the hill, and I don’t think it left the whole time. I forgot how it can feel like you are flying and I love to go super, super fast. Did I ever mention that it was the ONLY sport I was ever any good at? I think my hubby was a little surprised that he saw me be that coordinated at something.
Ok, I get sidetracked easily. So I didn’t even make Thanksgiving dinner you guys. And now I am so sad that we don’t have the leftovers, that I am getting ready to roast up a turkey right now! But I thought instead of doing mashed potatoes, maybe I would go with this sweet potato variation on latkes! And since we are in the middle of Hanukkah as well, I wanted to post these beautiful Sweet Potato Latkes.
These are so easy to make and would be beautiful served crispy on a platter, or even mini’s as appetizer. I love the sweet flavor and the hot and crunchy bits around the edges. When it is mixed with cold sour cream and fresh chives, they are comforting and delicious little bites!
To make these Sweet Potato Latkes, this is what you do:
In a large bowl, grate the onion with a box grater into a fine mesh strainer. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from mixture and leave to keep draining while you address the potatoes.
Either grate the potatoes on a box grater or use an apple peeler to create potato strings.
In a large bowl, mix together the grated sweet potatoes, grated onions, flour and eggs until well combined. Season generously with Kosher salt and black pepper. Make little balls and flatten them into about a 3 inch disc.
Pour about 1/4 cup of vegetable oil into a skillet and heat over medium high heat.
Put a few latkes in the pan at a time and press down on them firmly with a spatula. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
Put a dollop of sour cream on the top of each latke and sprinkle them with fresh chives.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Latkes
- • 1 yellow onion
- • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled
- • 2 tbsp. AP Flour
- • 2 eggs, beaten
- • Kosher Salt and black pepper
- • Vegetable Oil
- • Sour cream and chives for garnish
- In a large bowl, grate the onion with a box grater into a fine mesh strainer. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from mixture and leave to keep draining while you address the potatoes.
- Either grate the potatoes on a box grater or use an apple peeler to create potato strings.
- In a large bowl, mix together the grated sweet potatoes, grated onions, flour and eggs until well combined. Season generously with Kosher salt and black pepper. Make little balls and flatten them into about a 3 inch disc.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of vegetable oil into a skillet and heat over medium high heat.
- Put a few latkes in the pan at a time and press down on them firmly with a spatula. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
- Put a dollop of sour cream on the top of each latke and sprinkle them with fresh chives.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 8 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
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lol You are adorable. I have a hard time believing that Skiing is the ONLY sport you are good at… it seems to me that you are good at everything you set your mind to! 🙂 Happy belated thanksgiving!
Oh Amanda, I am a total klutz! Truly, I am no graceful athlete. I am not even sure I am a graceful skier- but I am fast!
Mmmm…love latkes! Will have to try your sweet potato version!
These look great! I was just thinking about apple latkes the other day!
Kevin I bet spples mixed in with these sweet potatoes would be amazing. Sweet, sweet and a little sour would be perfect!
I LOVE latkes!! They’re potato perfection! I love that you used sweet potatoes 🙂 🙂
Thanks Julie- it was nice to try something a little different!
I could go for these gorgeous latkes right about now 🙂 Lovely!!
Well, i daresay my family would choose skiing over leftovers! And I love sweet potato latkes. I threw some garlic and smoked paprika into mine. Great with bacon jam.
OMG Abbe- the smoked paprika os a brilliant idea. I would also add that to my sour cream for a smoky kick!!
Sorry to miss your book signings! These latkes look fabulous by the way!
These are too incredible! What an amazing thing to have Wilbur’s mother in the family. Please please please wear the best helmet money can buy when you’re slushing down the slopes.
Definitely need these in my life. What an awesome recipe!!
Wish I could come to your book signing!
And wish I could have some of these *right* now!
These latkes look killer, love the sweet potato!
I just made these for dinner along side of a roasted turkey and they are SO fabulous! My girls devoured them. And even more exciting my House Beautiful mag just came in the mail! Thanks again for all your inspiration!
I’d prefer these over regular potato latkes any day!
I love your version of the latkes, looks so good.
All the best for the signing, sounds good.
These look so good I want to dive into that picture! Hope you had a wonderful ski vacation. I’m way too big of a sissy to ski, but I can appreciate a nice hot toddy in the lodge!
I am linking to this delicious looking recipe in an upcoming blog post. http://linorstore.com/blog/