Happy Hanukkah! Healthy Butternut Squash and Sage Latkes
Posted Dec 10 2009 12:00am
Hanukkah starts this year on Friday, December 11. I’m half Jewish and love to share my father’s traditions with my own children as he did with me and my sister. One way we both do that is through food.
Since traditional potato pancakes are greasy and full of fat, I’m always on the lookout for healthier latke recipes. This year I’ll be making butternut squash latkes from a recipe I found in the Denver Post.
Butternut squash is full of Vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber and low in calories, about 65 a cup. During preparation, whether you grate your onions and squash with a box grater or a food processor, make sure to squeeze out as much of the juice as possible. You can do this by taking the grated vegetables and placing them in a dish towel or paper towel to blot away the moisture.