Friday, December 14, 2012

Cinnamon and Sage Potato Latkes (Lower Fat)

I have not made latkes for years. Once my daughter was born, I just did not want to put the time into it. This week, she asked me to make some. Since it has been so long since I last made them, I agreed that it was a good idea. Being more health conscious than I was in the past, I looked for a low fat recipe. I ended up adapting my recipe from one on Food.com.

Here is what I came up with:

Ingredients:

3 medium size Russet potatoes
1 small white onion
1 egg
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sage
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt



Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Spray your baking sheet with nonstick spray. Then, peel and grate your potatoes. Drain the excess fluid from the grated potatoes.  Next, cut your onion in half and slice each half into thin pieces. (You can also grate the onion, but I prefer to do it this way.) Put the onion and potato in the bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. With the egg, I tried to add the egg white but did not split the egg correctly. Thus, I ended up with about 1/4 of the yolk in my latkes.

Next, mix your ingredients. Then, spoon out a large spoonful onto the baking sheet to make your latke. Press down on the latke. Repeat until you are finished with the mixture. I was able to make 10 latkes.


Put your latkes in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip over the latkes and bake another 10-15 minutes to desired brownness. My latkes crisped up nicely without frying them!

I really love that this recipe is very basic. You can add your own seasonings to it and make it your own. Also, the onions crisped really well. My husband and I are both fans of crisp onions, so we enjoyed that!

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