It's that time of year again! As we celebrate the 8 nights of Chanukah, we light the candles, spend time with family and friends and of course, indulge is deep fried oily delicious latkes and sufganyiot. Though we love the traditional potato latkes, our mouths are drooling over some of the healthier alternatives from http://greatist.com/health/healthy-latke-recipes! Happy Chanukah!
While spaghetti squash is usually used as a stand in for spaghetti, it also makes a perfect latke base. When cooked, the flesh of the squash separates into strands that resemble its namesake. Almond flour instead of the all-purpose stuff makes this version gluten-free.
Photo: Rachel Phipps
Carnival squash (which just sounds like a party) is the perfect way to celebrate the festival of lights. Curry powder and chives add flavor, while the “butter” made from apple cider, brown sugar, and spicessweetens things up.
Photo: Crepes of Wrath
Easily one of the most interesting, involved latke creations on this list, these butternut squash beauties make the perfect addition to a Hanukah brunch. Cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and ground cinnamon flavor the latke and homemade hollandaise sauce.
Use cashews or peanuts (your preference) to add crunch to these already crispy potato “snowflakes.” For some Malaysian flair, this recipe calls on mint, ginger, curry powder, and jalapeno pepper to season the latkes.
White from Yukon potatoes, orange from sweet potatoes, and ruby red from beets, this latke adaptation ratchets up the heat with chipotle chili pepper and a horseradish sour cream.
Warm and earthy, this latke combines three fall favorites: apples, beets, and butternut squash. The latke itself uses just squash, spices, egg, and matzo meal to hold it all together (though any bread crumb will do!). The fresh salsa is made up of apple, beets, parsley, lemon zest, and honey.
Find more recipes at http://greatist.com/health/healthy-latke-recipes!