Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Organic GF Beet Latkes

This is such a great holiday dish! I love how it puts beets to good use because they are so affordable, abundant, and packed with nutrients. It is a traditional Jewish dish eaten during the holiday season but a must try for anyone at anytime! After my husband gave me a food processor for my birthday I was able to put it to good use right away. I will definitely be making this again even after the holiday season passes.

Ingredients (serves 4)
- 4 organic medium beets
- 2 organic carrots
- 2 organic stalks of celery
- 2 stalks of green onion
- 1 onion
- 2 organic eggs
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- Olive oil
- kosher or sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper

In a pre-heated oven at 450 degrees roast the beets in a baking dish filled with a little water at the bottom for about 45-60 minutes or until soft

This is where a food processor comes in handy but you do not need one to makes this, it will just take a little more elbow grease to get this done.

- Grate celery, carrots, and cooked and peeled beets either by hand or in a food processor.
- Press grated beets with a paper towel to draw out excess juice
- Dice onion
- Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl
- In a large bowl mix together all grated and chopped veggies with br flour, eggs, salt, and pepper

Add olive oil to cover the bottom of a large pan and turn on medium high heat to fry the latkes.
Roll latkes in golf ball sized balls and add to heated oil
After about 1 minute press the ball with a spatula to flatten
Cook on both sides for about 5 minutes each or until crispy

My husband and I ate this for dinner served over quinoa. You can also top it with a dollop of organic sour cream or cream fraiche and sprinkle with diced green onion. Try it as an appetizer or make a meal of it. Mmmmm, I can't wait to make this again!

Tis the Season to Enjoy!

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