Happy Wednesday everyone!! This Friday night is the first night of Chanukah so I thought I would post my healthy latke recipe!! Latkes are a yummy Chanukah treat (think hashbrowns people) and I LOVE them! Typical latkes are fried in oil but being the healthy cook that I am…I bake mine and use butternut squash instead of potatoes!! Sneaky huh?? Try them out…there is no rule that you have to be celebrating Chanukah to enjoy these tasty little treats!
BUTTERNUT SQUASH LATKES
3 cups shredded butternut squash (I peel and seed the squash and then use a cheese grater)
1/2 cup shredded onion
1/4 cup egg substitute (like Egg Beaters)
2 Tbsp. gluten-free flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Optional Toppings: applesauce, sour cream, scallions…whatever you like with your latkes)
Place a large baking sheet in the oven, and preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place shredded squash and onion on a layer of paper towels. Cover with another layer of paper towels, and press down firmly to remove all excess moisture. Repeat until squash and onion shreds are as dry as possible.
In a large mixing bowl, combine squash, onion, egg substitute, flour, and salt. Mix well.
Using oven mitts or kitchen towels, carefully remove the hot baking sheet from the oven. Cover sheet evenly with a quick spray of olive oil. (I have one of those olive oil spritzers)
Spoon squash mixture onto the sheet in 12 evenly spaced mounds. Using the back of a spoon, flatten and spread each mound into a circle about 3 inches wide.
Carefully (remember, it’s hot!) return pan to the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
Using oven mitts or kitchen towels, carefully remove sheet. Coat the top of the latkes with another quick spray of olive oil spray. Gently flip with a spatula.
Return to the oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes, until both sides of latkes are crispy. Serve with sour cream topped with scallions and/or applesauce topped with cinnamon!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Serving Size: 3 latkes (without toppings)
Calories: 84; Fat: 1g; Sodium: 324mg; Carbs: 16.5g; Fiber: 2.75g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 3g