Sunday, 10 August 2014

Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Paleo Carrot Latkes

How do you feel about healthy breakfast recipes? Pretty awesome, huh? Paleo breakfast recipes? Well, I tend to be a bit picky about my breakfasts - they have to be fairly quick to make or they have to be absolutely delicious and totally worth the extra bit of effort. These paleo breakfast latkes are a great savory choice and they are most definitely worth the effort of making something beyond a hard boiled egg for breakfast. 

Yesterday, I mentioned that I'm starting Whole 30 this week! Pancakes are not allowed as per Whole 30, but I'm not sure that latkes wouldn't be. Given that these are a savory breakfast and given how infrequently I make pancakes or waffles, I'm going to go ahead and include them in my Whole 30 recipe bank. Regardless of whether or not these are Whole 30 approved, they are definitely paleo , they are most definitely a toddler friendly paleo breakfast, and they are absolutely becoming a permanent addition to my healthy breakfast recipes list. 

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Healthy and paleo carrot latkes recipe


Makes

6-8 latkes


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Tools


  • Non Stick frying pan is important 
  • A good spatula for flipping - I use a wooden one 
  • Grater 
  • Measuring cups

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 carrots (shredded) 
  • 1 sweet potato (shredded) 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic pepper (or use 1 ground clove of garlic and pepper to taste) 
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/4 cup flour: almond, spelt or whole wheat are all options I've played around with
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1-3 tablespoons coconut oil for frying [or other oil of choice]
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons chia seeds

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Instructions

  • Grate carrot, sweet potato, and onion
  • Wrap the grated vegetables in a large tea towel 
  • Squeeze out all of the liquid as best you can 
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl
  • Place one tablespoon oil in the frying pan and heat it up 
  • Form a 'test' latke/patty in your hand, lightly squeeze out the extra liquid, and place in hot pan  
  • Once you see that the sides are starting to brown, you can flip them. This will take about 3-5 minutes, but you'll need less/more time depending on how large you make them. 
  • Pan fry for an additional 3-5 minutes 
  • Once the test latke is done and you have a feel for how long they need to cook, go ahead and fill up the pan with delicious latkes! You may need to add more coconut oil as you go!

Hint: Whenever making things like latkes, pancakes, fritters, burgers, etc., basically anything that will need to stay together and be flipped, you should always first cook a test pancake. Make a full batch and only put one of the pan. This way, you can see if you need more flour or eggs to make them stick together better. Recipes like this one on here are not exact. Carrots can come in different sizes, eggs in different sizes, etc, so it's always better to try cooking one to see how it goes before frying up a pan full! 

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