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Holiday Fit Tip: Healthier Potato Latkes With Carrot

Since many of you are celebrating Hanukkah this week, I wanted to share my favorite latke recipe with you. I know oil is a huge part of the tradition, but drenching potatoes in a ton of oil isn't exactly the healthiest thing for you, so check out this recipe. It doesn't involve any deep frying, and mixes grated carrots with the potatoes for a sweet and healthy twist. Plus a little color and you know I love orange!

To see my recipe,

What you need:

3 potatoes, peeled
1 carrot
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp wheat flour
Olive or canola oil
Salt and pepper
Ketchup or applesauce

What to do:

  1. Grate the potatoes and the carrot in a big bowl.
  2. Use your hands to press the mixture flat against the bowl and pour out the extra liquid.
  3. Place a pan on the stove on medium heat. Pour 2-4 tbsp of oil in the pan.
  4. While the pan is heating up, add the egg, flour, and a little salt and pepper to the grated veggies and mix well.
  5. Now you're ready to cook the latkes. Using a big slotted spoon, scoop out about 2 tbsp of the mixture and drop onto the pan. Use the back of the spoon to flatten them so they're about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Allow them to cook for 3-8 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown. Check the bottoms constantly with a spatula and flip them when they're ready.
  7. Let them cook for another 3-8 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Place a paper towel on a plate, and then put the cooked latkes on top so the extra oil can be absorbed.
  9. Serve warm with ketchup or applesauce.

Fit's Tips: Why not experiment with adding different veggies? Zucchini and sweet potato are also delicious additions to this basic recipe. Let me know if you have any other latke variations in the comments section below.

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