Sweet Potato & Pear Latkes

Number of Servings: 8 (189g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Sweet Potato and Pear Latkes

Latkes take a little more work than many of us have time for on a busy weeknight, but if you’re looking for a little something special for a holiday meal or weekend family dinner, this recipe is just the ticket. Lightly sweet and deliciously crispy, it’s the perfect option for celebrating without compromising on nutrition.

Tips: If you want to use traditional latke garnishes like sour cream and applesauce, choose low-fat and unsweetened versions for the best nutrition.

Ingredients

  • Latkes:

    • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
    • 2 Bosc pears, peeled and coarsely grated
    • 1 onion, coarsely grated
    • 4 egg whites
    • ⅓ cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
    • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
    • Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF and place two nonstick baking sheets in the oven.
  2. Combine grated sweet potatoes, pear, and onion. Press in a strainer to remove excess liquid. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, bread crumbs, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Stir in the potatoes, pear, and onion.
  4. Remove the hot baking sheets from the oven and spray thoroughly with cooking spray. Spoon latke mixture onto sheets and flatten into 2″ patties. Bake until golden brown, turning once (12-15 minutes per side).
  5. Serve hot with garnishes as desired.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 189g

Amount per serving
Calories 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 18%
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 42.9mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 6%
Potassium 480mg 10%
Vitamin A 804.9mcg 90%
Vitamin C 5.5mg 6%
Vitamin E 0.4mg 0%
Vitamin K 4mcg 4%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 1.7mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 18.7mcg 5%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.7mcg 6%
Chloride 31.9mg 2%
Pantothenate 1mg 20%
Phosphorus 64.8mg 6%
Iodine 9.4mcg 6%
Magnesium 34.5mg 8%
Zinc 0.4mg 0%
Selenium 4.1mcg 8%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 6.4mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes, Pears, Egg Whites, Onion, Whole Wheat Style Panko Breadcrumbs (unbleached Whole Wheat Flour, Malt Extract, Yeast, Sea Salt), Ground Cinnamon.

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