Sweet Potato Latkes + Eggland’s Best at #SweatFest 2016!

by Nicci Randall in Products we love, Recipes

Hello my sweaty friends! It’s recipe time…

Last week I got eggy with it on Facebook Live for the Fit Approach Holiday #SweatFest – a 4-day health and fitness festival that took place LIVE on the Fit Approach page. I was super excited to join in on the fun, especially since I got to team up with Eggland’s Best for a healthy, holiday cook-a-long.

Growing up in a Jewish household, my favorite part about the holidays was making latkes, fried potato pancakes, with my granny. All the cousins, my brother and I would join her in the kitchen and grate potato after potato and white onion – which had us all crying, though no one cared since it meant the latke-making-magic had really begun.  After frying and cooling the latkes, it was time to feast. We would all sit together and eat our latkes smothered in sour cream. Some people choose apple sauce to smother their latkes in, but I go straight for that cream.

Deep-fried potato pancakes are by no means healthy, and it’s somewhat difficult to make a healthy AND delicious potato latke in my opinion, but I thought what better way to celebrate the holidays and #sweatfest than with a healthy-ish potato latke recipe?

The sweet potatoes in this recipe add some of the -ish to healthy-ish, but the Eggland’s Best eggs add even more. If you compare the nutritional value of Eggland’s Best eggs to other eggs, you’ll find that  Eggland’s Best eggs have:

  • 5 times the Vitamin D
  • 10 times the Vitamin E
  • 25 percent less saturated fat
  • Double the Omega 3’s
  • Great source of vitamin B2, B5, and Riboflavin!

If you weren’t able to catch me live, the cook-a-long is still online. Watch me get eggy with it and make Sweet Potato Latkes in my fave Christmas sweater!

Sweet Potato Latkes with Eggland’s Best Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato – grated
  • ⅓ cup chopped chives
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin, coriander, and turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1 Eggland’s Best egg to combine
  • 4 Eggland’s Best eggs to #putaneggonit
  • Optional toppings: avocado, fresh lime juice, sea salt, and Mama Lil’s Peppers

Directions:

Combine grated sweet potato, fresh herbs, spices, and 1 egg. Pour canola into a frying pan, to fill up to ½ inch of the pan and turn the stove top to medium heat. Form patties with the mixture and gently place them in the pan to fry. Cook the first side 4-5 minutes or until that side is crispy and brown, then flip it over. Once latkes are fried up to perfection, place them on a plate lined with a paper towel. While the latkes are frying and cooling, if you want to #putaneggonit, heat up a separate pan to fry your egg! Once the latkes are cooled, plate, put an egg on it along with anything else you would like and serve!

Hanukkah is still going strong and honestly I like to make latkes whether or not it’s the holiday season. Try this recipe or experiment with adding you’re own ingredients, such as zucchini, carrot, and squash. Make sure you put an egg on it and post a pic tagging @flexandflow @egglandsbest #SweatFest!

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