Sweet Potatoes are…full of antioxidants, which is good for you in general. A Latke is basically a pancake, typically made with grated potato, flour, egg, garlic & onion and shallow fried. The blend of the two are a perfect little side to lots of meals, like meatloaf sliders and a simple citrus salad.
Streit’s Potato Pancake mix
1 sweet potato (peeled & grated)
1/4 red pepper (chopped)
big slice red onion (minced)
salt & pepper
I’m a huge fan of Latke’s and you can make these easily by hand, but midweek I take the easy route and go with Streit’s; the box comes with 2 pouches for 2 separate servings. Genius! Follow directions for the mix and set aside in a bowl. Take sweet potato – peel – throw in a Cuisinart/blender to shred, then add pepper & onion in a microwaveable dish with some water and cook until soft; add to the latke mix, add in some paprika, salt & pepper and let set for 5 minutes. Take out a saucepan, drizzle some olive oil, put a dollop of latke mix into the pan and press down with a spatula, or form a little pancake and drop in. Let brown on both sides and set aside on a paper towel.
INGREDIENTS: (meatloaf sliders)
Meatloaf mix – 1 lb.
salt & pepper
I figured a small slider is a welcome addition every once in a while. Make small patties, add in some dried onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt/pepper and thyme; thyme is the key ingredient here. Pan fry (I love a good cast iron), 5-7 minutes per side; melt some cheese over top & add some ketchup for flavor. I don’t typically serve this with a bun, there’s no need. But you could heat up some potato rolls and smoosh these in one and it’s always going to be pretty darn good.
INGREDIENTS: (citrus salad)
Romaine lettuce or arugula (depending on who’s eating)
pear balsamic vinegar
I like salad pretty basic; when you add citrus to salad it just gives it more depth and is kind of refreshing, something you can eat last on your plate. I take a sleeve of romaine and slice up, or a bunch of arugula (the kids don’t love arugula so – options). Add a handful of oranges and raspberries – drizzle with any flavored balsamic you like.
This took me maybe 20 minutes to make…easy. ENJOY!