Root Vegetable Latkes

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $1.14
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500 g (about 4 cups grated)Any Root Vegetables (Russet Potato, Sweet Potato, Celeriac, Parsnips, Rutabaga etc.)
1 cupOnion or shallot, thinly sliced or shredded
2 tbspChives, finely chopped
1/4 cupMatzo Meal (or any breadcrumbs)/td>
3 tbspVegetable or Grape Seed Oil
To TasteSea Salt & Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  2. Grate root vegetables. Place in a clean dish towel and ring out as much water as you can.
  3. Add to a bowl and mix in egg, onion, herbs, matzo, and seasoning.
  4. Pour oil over your sheet pan or cast-iron skillet and place in the oven for 5 minutes to heat up.
  5. Carefully remove pan from oven, and gently pour your root mixture into the pan and gently flatten. Drizzle a little more oil over top.
  6. Place back in the oven to bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Use the broiler to crisp the top of needed.
  7. Once crisp, use a thin spatula to remove from the pan, and serve pieces with yogurt, sour cream or apple sauce!


·         Choose the right foods for you. If you have a sensitive stomach, rich foods high in fat can make you feel worse. Eat plain foods that are baked or steamed with little added fat.


·         Sweet potatoes without the skin have soluble fibre, which can help manage diarrhea because it absorbs water and slows down the bowel movement.


·         Vitamin A is important for healthy skin and hair, and has antioxidant properties, protecting cells and tissues. It is a fat soluble vitamin (retinol) found in oily fish and full fat dairy. You can also get vitamin A as beta carotene.


·         Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. It is found in yellow and orange coloured fruit and vegetables. Be sure to get your beta carotene and vitamin A from food sources instead of pill supplements