Monday, November 16, 2009

Grate Yam Latkes

Today we wanted to make something easy on the digestive system as one of us is currently on a liver cleanse. Not only are yams delicious, but they are also rich in potassium, folic acid and magnesium.

2 sweet potatoes / yams grated
1 small onion grated (use only half of this if you’d like)
2 tbsp flour of choice (spelt in this case)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp baking powder
2-3 “eggs” (we used egg replacer, but flax eggs would also work)
Salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients in large bowl or food processor. Heat oil (we used coconut oil) in a frying pan (in this case a possibly carcinogenic Teflon coated non-stick pan of doom). Once up to medium temperature, form the potato mixture into patties or balls. Squeeze out the excess water or else you’re going to make a mess and your eating partners will make a face that suggests they would rather be ordering take-out. (Whoops!). Fry each side until browned.

Now you’ll have to add an amount of applesauce based on how these turned out for you. Nicely formed and fried patties probably only need a few tablespoons of applesauce, while a slimy blob of yam half burnt and half raw will require quite a bit more.

We ate it with a simple salad and some chai tea from Jae Steele’s “Get It Ripe”. If you desire a heartier version, wild rice would be a nice edition, and dulse flakes would give the latkes a more salmon-esque flavour.


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