A Heart-Healthy Holiday Recipe
While latkes with apple sauce is a bit higher in carbohydrates than other recipes I recommend, the olive oil and eggs help to balance the carbohydrates. Plus, this recipe contains many important heart health supporting ingredients, including ginger, onions, and more.
Sinatra-Style Latkes (Potato Pancakes)
- 1 tsp. light olive oil
- 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled (if desired)
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. Celtic sea or Kosher salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 large range-free, cage-free, or organic egg
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3 Tbsp. potato flour
Preheat oven to 425° F. Lightly grease baking sheet with 1 tsp. olive oil. Wash and dry potatoes, peel if desired, and grate with the coarse side of a grater. Peel onion and grate coarsely. Combine potato and onion in a colander and press down firmly to remove excess moisture. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in cumin, sea salt, pepper, turmeric, egg, baking powder, and potato flour. Drop potato mixture onto baking sheet, forming 2-3 inch pancakes that are about ¼-inch thick. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bottom of the pancakes are light brown. Turn latkes and bake for an additional 10 minutes, until they are golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Serve with the Ginger-Spiced Applesauce (see recipe below).
- 1 Tbsp. light olive oil
- 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
- ½ tsp. ground turmeric
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
- 1 cup fresh or jarred applesauce (unsweetened)
Heat 1 Tbsp. light olive oil in a small pan over medium-high heat. Add ginger and sauté for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until ginger is light brown and fragrant. Add ground cloves and turmeric, and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir the aromatic spices into the applesauce well.
Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Applesauce: Calories 41, Fat 2.4 g, Sodium 2 mg, Carbs 5.2 g, Fiber 0.7 g, Protein 0.1 g
Latkes: Calories 96, Fat 1.8 g, Sodium 177 mg, Carbs 18 g, Fiber 2.4 g, Protein 3 g