In the Kitchen
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A few facts about latkes:
Latkes are a Jewish food and are traditionally served on Hanukkah.
They’re traditionally made from potatoes because potatoes were plentiful in Eastern Europe.
They’re traditionally fried in oil or rendered poultry fat.
These facts may point you toward an important conclusion: Latkes are delicious, culturally significant…and not really that good for your body. Unless you make them this way, with nutrient-dense sweet potatoes and by switching up the cooking method.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Sweet potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates and are higher in fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin C than white potatoes. By baking the tasty tubers instead of frying them, you’re cutting down on unnecessary fat, and the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg provides an antioxidant boost. Pro tip: Add a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt and unsweetened applesauce for maximum deliciousness.