Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving/Chanukkah Recipes: Candied Sweet Potato Latkes (Pancakes) and Pumpkin Spice Sufganiyot

Winter Thanksgiving is coming. And this year, for the first time in 125 years, it overlaps with the start of Chanukkah (or however you prefer to spell it), so, much like all the American Jews on Pinterest, I thought it would be fun to combine some traditional Thanksgiving and Chanukkah foods for my family dinner.

Sweet & Sara's candied sweet potatoes have become a family Thanksgiving tradition, but this year, I decided to incorporate some Chanukka flavor. Enter the Candied Sweet Potato Latkes (pancakes).

For reasons Wikipedia would be happy to explain, Chanukkah is all about fried goodness. Bonus points for using olive oil. Probably the most well-known Chanukkah dish is potato latkes (pancakes) served with apple sauce*. This year, I've traded regular white potatoes for sweet potatoes and apple sauce for a thick, sticky marshmallow glaze, packing traditional Thanksgiving flavors into a Chanukkah-friendly shape.

Still can't take appetizing food photos, sorry.