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Sweet Potato and Apple Latke Cake with Baked Eggs

December 9, 2014

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In my 25 years I have learned three very important lessons: 1) Food processors are god’s gift to the earth,  2) if you’re hungry, eat an egg and 3) don’t plan to leave your house after frying latkes (potato pancakes). A recipe that uses both a food processor and eggs and doesn’t result in you carrying around the fried latke smell for days is what I consider the ultimate holiday hack.

Sweet Potato and Apple Latke Cake with Baked Eggs - a fun and healthy twist on a classic Hanukkah recipe with the additional protein boost of baked eggs! It's completely grain and gluten-free too!My food processor is without a doubt the one kitchen gadget I could not live without. So much so that I have a backup in case the first one dies on me. I think my FP and I have become so close out of sheer laziness. When something calls for tons of chopping I am far more likely to just throw it in the food processor and let it do its business than pick up a knife. Same goes for shredding, slicing, kneading or whatever other attachments come with food processors.

As for eggs? Well my relationship with them is a result of my occasional lackadaisical tendencies as well. Sometimes I just don’t feel like cooking. We’ve all been there. We want something healthy and filling but cannot fathom the idea of cooking a full meal. That’s when eggs make their triumphant appearance. They’re packed full of protein and healthy fats and you can pretty much top them on anything and call them a meal. Eggs are the ultimate superfood IMO.

Sweet Potato and Apple Latke Cake with Baked Eggs - a fun and healthy twist on a classic Hanukkah recipe with the additional protein boost of baked eggs! It's completely grain and gluten-free too!We’re pretty lucky here in Canada thanks to our supply management system which ensures that we are getting the best quality local foods from our farmer’s. This means that the eggs we buy in grocery stores (look for Grade A quality eggs!) are local and have met the highest standards for food safety and farming practices. Pretty sweet, right?

Now onto the third holiday hack. On Sunday I spent the day making latkes with my Mom in preparation for Hanukkah. I knew what was coming and brought a change of clothes because it’s impossible to not stink after frying latkes all day. Luckily the stench took over her home and not mine! My home currently smells wonderful thanks to the genius that is the baked latke cake. Just shaking things up one Jewish holiday at a time.

Sweet Potato and Apple Latke Cake with Baked Eggs - a fun and healthy twist on a classic Hanukkah recipe with the additional protein boost of baked eggs! It's completely grain and gluten-free too!So for Hanukkah this year I highly recommend asking for a food processor or an unlimited supply of eggs (I would take either!) or at the very least making this Sweet Potato and Apple Baked Latke Cake with Baked Eggs. Not exactly what the Maccabees had envisioned would result from their last drop of oil but they were also living food processor-less so just roll with it..

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Sweet Potato and Apple Hashbrown Cake with Baked Eggs

Ingredients

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  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded*
  • 1 medium onion, shredded
  • 1 medium apple, shredded
  • 6 large eggs (2 will be used in the cake)
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together sweet potatoes, onion and apple.
  2. Place a cup of the mixture in cheesecloth or with a dishtowel squeeze out excess liquid. Repeat cup-by-cup until the entire mix has been strained.
  3. Add 2 eggs, almond meal, salt and pepper to the mixture and combine well.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Heat up a large cast-iron skillet** and melt coconut oil.
  6. Saute mixture for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  7. Using a spatula press mixture down into skillet (or bake-safe dish) to form a cake. Create 4 small wells for the eggs but do not add the eggs.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Crack eggs into wells and bake for 7-10 minutes (7 minutes for over easy) or until done to preference.
  10. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

*If you have a food processor shred sweet potatoes, apple and onion in it. It’s a major time-saver!
**If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, cook in a regular pan before transferring to a bake-safe dish.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4

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  • Reply
    viligeidiot
    September 19, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    This recipe sounds fantastic! will be making this up in short order and I bet the latke is good with either pesto or avacado too as well as the egg of course…. give it a try, I’ll bet that adds another special ‘dimension’ to this!

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    Connie
    February 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I just discovered my food processer, it never makes it back into the cupboard. I also have an endless supply of eggs, thank you little brown hens 🙂 These look fab and my kids would even eat them. Fried apple, yes maam! and eggs too…..the best 🙂

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    December 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Poor food processor-less Maccabees…I’m right there with ya–I would die without that thing!! This cake is everythang. Latke lovers unite!

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    John
    December 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

    oh this is a great recipe for break fast . it looks so yammy and tasty and healthy . i will make it at home . thank you to giving this article .this is a healthy and budget friendly recipe .

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    athletic avocado
    December 16, 2014 at 8:52 am

    perfect healthy and budget friendly recipe!!!

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    Ann
    December 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Damn it, my phone shut down before I could poyt my comment last night. So I have to type it aaall again!
    Um, what was I saying? Ah, yes. I LOVE this recipe, and I will definitively try it, promise! I love everything egg – I have 2 every day, mostly for breakfast in omelette form. THE BEST.
    My most beloved kitchen gadget is my box grater. I don’t have a food processor, I know, don’t yell at me 🙁 But the grater is a good poor man’s substitue, and I use it daily, to shred my carrots to put into literally everything (omelette, salad, yogurt…). And I’m going to use it to shredd the sweet potato for this recipe 😉
    Funf act: latkes in Germany are called “Kartoffelpuffer”, and in Switzerland it’s “Rösti” 😀

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      I like that fun fact!!!! I’ve got another fun fact for you: I just made gluhwein! Well I’m calling it mulled wine but we all know the Germans make the best version 😉 Wishing I could share some with you! Oh and let you borrow my food processor 🙂

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    [email protected]
    December 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I bought my first food processor last summer, or maybe it was the year before that. Either way, I can’t imagine how I functioned without it now. For real; best kitchen invention.

    Love the combination of sweet potatoes and apples in a latke. I’d convert for this.

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    Marlene
    December 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Love the idea of baking eggs right with the latke cake – so easy and a great presentation too. The combination of sweet potato and apples sounds delicious!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks Marlene! Your puffs were fabulous as well! Hopefully “see” you tonight at the twitter party!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    December 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I couldn’t live without my food processor either. Although I actually never use it to shred things because I’d rather cut them myself than haul my food processor out of the cupboard and clean it afterwards haha. #lazy

    This looks delicious! I love latkes, but I’ve always made the traditional kind. Sweet potatoes and apples sound like an awesome twist though!

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    Nora (A Clean Bake)
    December 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I detest frying latkes, am not the biggest fan of shaping each individual one, and LOVE anything with an egg on top. In short: this recipe was made for me!!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      I spent 4 hours frying on Sunday and by the end I was DONE. This was just so much easier. Now to get the rest of the tribe on board.

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies)
    December 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    What a great idea! Boiled eggs are my go-to actually-hungry snack 🙂 This looks like perfect breakfast or breakfast for dinner!

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