Beet & carrot latkes

By | December 25, 2011

Welcome to the planet’s prettiest latkes.

I like the traditional potato version as much as the next girl, but…these are practically PINK! I couldn’t not make them.

Speaking of which: One of the first things I noticed about this recipe was Savvima’s description of the latkes as jewel-toned. That made for an immediate bookmark. Natural jewel-toned food is just not something I can resist.

I like that this latke is healthier than the standard white potato mixture. Carrots and beets mixed with some eggs and whole wheat flour — not bad! …Okay, fine, I still fried them. If you really want a healthier latke, try the oven-baked variety.

The point is that these latkes are delicious. Over dinner, I lamented the fact that I have but one stomach. Because, really, if I had another? I’d reserve it for beet & carrot latkes topped with tzatziki.


7 Comments

MR on December 26, 2011 at 12:22 am.

Pretty pictures, pretty latkes. Approximately how many beets of what size, and how many carrots, did you use? I have no clue if 3½ cups of shredded beets is 1 beet or 7.

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Tali Simon on December 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm.

I used 1 medium plus 3 small beets. Maybe 6 or 7 carrots from the bag.

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Miriam @ Overtime Cook on December 26, 2011 at 3:58 am.

Those really are beautiful! (Shame I don’t like beets!)

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Julie Joanes on December 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm.

nice photos Tali! I’ve had my share of latkes for this Chanukkah season, but I’ll try to keep this healthy option in mind for next year. I usually do sweet potato.

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Tali Simon on December 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm.

Sweet potato latkes were on my list for this year, but I don’t think it’ll happen. Yum…sigh.

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Elana Friedman on December 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm.

Just wondering, does the food processor get stained red from the beets? I am always afraid to shred beets in the FP for that reason. Is it easy to clean? Really would like to try these, they look amazing.

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Tali Simon on December 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm.

If you rinse the processor pieces right away, there shouldn’t be a problem. I find that I get “gentle” stains even from shredding carrots, but that they don’t last because I wash the stuff quickly.

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