Parsnip-Sweet Potato Latkes
A new twist on a holiday classic.
Of the many ways to commemorate the miracle of Hanukkah--in which a small vial of oil lasted 8 days in the Holy Temple--my favorite is to prepare treats fried in oil. Latkes (Yiddish for pancakes) come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, a big difference from my childhood, when potatoes seemed to be the only ingredient of choice. Potatoes still reign supreme, but there are eight days of Hanukkah--ample time to try this recipe, which embraces the spirit of the holiday and adds a modern twist.
Using a food processor or box grater, grate parsnips and sweet potatoes. In a large mixing bowl, combine parsnips, sweet potatoes, shallots, salt, egg whites, and thyme.
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