Zucchini Latkes

Zucchini Latkes

Latkes are traditionally eaten during Channukah, the Jewish festival of lights. Traditional latkes are made with potatoes – delicious? Yes. But also super starchy. These zucchini latkes are ringing alarm bells in the flavour department, yet manage to be free of flour and starchy potatoes. Instead, they are a crispy, complex mess of zucchini strings fried to perfection. Plus, they’re green. Why not put a bright, healthy spin on traditional Channukah fare this year?

Quick facts: Zucchini has a very high water content and is generally low in calories. However, it is a good source of potassium, manganese and vitamin A.

 

Zucchini Latkes

Directions

  • Wash and peel zucchinis. Use a mandoline set to julienne, a julienne peeler, or a box grater to cut zucchinis into strips.
  • Add several pinches of salt to zucchini, mix well and place into a strainer over a bowl. Let drain for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut flour, dill, pepper and garlic. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Once the zucchini has drained about a quarter cup of liquid, place zucchini into the bowl with egg mixture and mix well.
  • Heat up butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Place mixture into pan in heaping spoonfuls and flatten with the back of spoon.
  • Fry until crispy, about 4-5 minutes. Flip latkes and continue frying for another 4-5 minutes on the other side.
  • Serve immediately with full fat sour cream or apple sauce.
  • Happy Channukah!

Explore the lighter, airier and healthier side of tradition with zucchini latkes – they’re sophreakin’ good!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • several pinches of good quality salt (such as Himalayan pink salt or Herbamare®)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • butter for frying
Grain and Gluten FreeMain DishPaleoVegetables and Fruits

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