Fa-La-Latkes! Hanukkah falls on X-Mas this year (“Chrismukkah!”), so we’ve created an Asian latke to partner with your traditional latke using sweet potatoes and Chinese Five Spice! With a little help from Raw Spice Bar, we upped our game with this sweet and savory latke complete with the traditional toppings — sour cream and applesauce. This potato pancake is not your grandmother’s latke. Sorry, Bubbie!
Shred sweet potatoes in a food processor.
- In a food processor using the shredder blade, shred the sweet potatoes. Place in a large mixing bowl. Shred the carrots and place in the bowl with the potatoes. Grate the onion with the slicer blade, strain in a paper towel or kitchen towel to remove any liquid. Add to the mixing bowl. To the potato mixture add the Chinese Five Spice, eggs, coconut flour, and salt. Mix thoroughly with your hands until well-combined.
- Heat the oil on medium-high in a heavy cast iron skillet. Forming small patties with the potato mixture, place into the hot oil and cook patties (latkes) until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side, pressing down periodically. Transfer the latkes to a paper towel to drain. Keep warm while cooking remaining latkes. Serve on a platter with a side of sour cream if desired, and sprinkle the latkes with the scallions.
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What to do with leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Try this easy Turkey Curry dish featuring amazing Indian flavors and sweet potatoes. It’s like Thanksgiving all over again! Except Asian style. Your holiday house guests will be following their noses to the kitchen when these aromas float through the air. Who knew that leftovers could be that good?
Leftover turkey breast is awesome in this Indian dish!
Slice the leftover turkey breast into thick pieces before cubing.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- ½ large onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- ½ cup light coconut milk
- ⅔ cup water
- ½ large sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
- ½ large white sweet potato (or regular potato), peeled and cut into small cubes
- 2 cups leftover cooked turkey meat, cut into thick cubes
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Steamed white rice
- Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium-high. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in garam masala, cumin, and curry powder until incorporated, about 1 minute. Add in tomato, stirring for about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, water, and potatoes and stir well. Cook and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Stir in the turkey meat and simmer another 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir in cilantro to garnish before serving. Ladle over cooked rice with extra cilantro.
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Are veggie noodles a trend? I really hope they’re here to stay! Get creative with the different varieties of veggie noodles, like this healthy, vegetarian sweet potato noodle dish with tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and a spicy Asian peanut sauce. If you want to save time, you can buy the already spiralized sweet potatoes at Whole Foods (and other grocery stores) that now sells Hungry Root’s products in the produce section! So damn easy!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons canola oil (divided)
- 1 (8 oz.) block extra-firm tofu (drained, dried and cubed)
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 red Thai chili pepper, seeded and sliced
- 4 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- For the Sauce:
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- ½ teaspoon sambal oelek (chili paste)
- ⅓ cup water
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Peel the sweet potatoes and make spaghetti-like noodles using a spiral vegetable cutter. Set noodles aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium-high in a wok or heavy skillet. Add the tofu and brown on all sides. Remove the tofu and set aside.
- Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and sauté the garlic, onion, and red bell pepper until softened. Add in the Thai chili pepper and shiitake mushrooms, and cook until mushrooms are slightly browned. Stir in the tofu and sauce. Cook for 3-4 minutes and toss in the sweet potato noodles, green onions, cilantro, and basil stirring until al dente and coated well, about 2 more minutes. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds to garnish.
- Sauce: Put all ingredients, except lime juice, in a small saucepan over low heat. Add water and whisk until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice until well combined. Makes ⅔ cup. (Can be stored in container in refrigerator for 2-3 days.)
If you like this recipe, you’re going to love our Thai Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp Meatballs! Check it out!