Community Recipe: Sugar Beet Latkes

SUGAR BEET LATKES

This Community Recipe was uploaded by the user will_fett.

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Probably considered Eastern European, these have and American and Indian twist. The sugar beets makes this twist pleasantly sweet.

Ingredients

  • dollop sour cream
  • vegetable oil
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 medium sugar beet
  • 1 thumb root ginger
Prep

Step 1

Prep

Peel and grate sugar beet. This should yield 4 to 4.5 cups of beet. Sugar beets aren't typically found in grocery stores. If you don't know a sugar beet farmer or don't grow them yourself you can substitute potatoes and add a little sugar to the mixture to keep the same flavor profile.

Salt

Step 2

Salt

Sprinkle grated beets with salt. Lest rest 20 minutes and then squeeze out excess moisture.

Mix

Step 3

Mix

In a large bowl mix flour and cardamom. Peel ginger root and grate in. Mix in sugar beets. Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl and then mix into sugar beets until everything is fully combined. Warm a couple tablespoons of oil in a pan. Using an ice cream scoop form mixture into round balls and transfer to pan.

Fry

Step 4

Fry

Press balls flat with spatula and fry on both sides until golden brown. Approximately 4 to 5 minutes on a medium heat.

Repeat

Step 5

Repeat

Continue cooking until you use all of the mixture. Add a little oil as needed. Makes 8-10 latkes.

Serve

Step 6

Serve

Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

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