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Planning ahead, I was all set to devote this week’s recipes to potatoes, which I have always defended against the anti-carb brigade because potatoes are a wholesome food, high in B vitamins and vitamin C, potassium and fiber, with some protein and lots of complex carbohydrates. A plain, seven-ounce baked potato eaten with the skin contains half the daily amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 recommended for adults. I had Thanksgiving in mind, the most popular time of the year for this tuber; or is Hanukkah the most popular time?
As it turns out both holidays fell at the same time this year. All the more reason for five new latke and potato pancake recipes that combine potatoes and other vegetables. If you made mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving you can use the leftovers for the mashed potato and broccoli raab pancakes and for the mashed potato and cabbage pancakes, or just steam up some potatoes.
Indian flavors add a new dimension to potato latkes.
Butternut Squash and Purple Potato Latkes
Purple potatoes add a bit of color and some extra nutrients but regular white potatoes work, too.
Mashed Potato and Broccoli Raab Pancakes
A delicious way to use mashed potatoes, whether they be leftovers or freshly mashed.
Mashed Potato and Cabbage Pancakes
Vegetable pancakes with a sweet and comforting flavor.
Delicious cumin-scented latkes laced with crispy kale.