These latkes are in the dehydrator right now and I am so excited about them! At first I thought the ingredients were pretty unique, but I decided to go with it. I’ve never used daikon radish before. Turns out that by itself it tastes pretty radishy, but this magical recipe turns it into latke goodness. I took my first bite of the un-dehydrated “batter” and couldn’t believe it — it tasted no kidding like potatoes! I can’t wait to find out what they taste like when they come out of the dehydrator!
This exciting recipe is courtesy of Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and is originally found here. It’s a sample from her e-book “Healthy Holiday Traditions” which might be worth checking out if the rest of the recipes are as good as this one promises to be!
- 2 ½ pounds of a combination of shredded daikon radish and broccoli stems
- 1 medium onion
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) tahini
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
- Shred daikon and broccoli stems and place in a large bowl.
- Shred or thinly slice the onion and add to bowl with the daikon and broccoli.
- Blend the tahini, pepper and salt and add to bowl with vegetables. Mix well with your hands.
- Brush with a thin film of olive oil, if desired.
- Form into patties and place on the mesh tray of your dehydrator. Dehydrate overnight, up to 12 hours.
Serve with apple sauce or nut “sour cream.”
Update: Delish! It turns out that although this recipe makes a lot, they were gone in record time. These were yummy. I liked them best made really thick and not dehydrated all the way so the insides were still moist. Just thinking about them again now makes me want to eat another batch but unfortunately I don’t have the ingredients on hand. These get 4/5 happy monkeys.
In competion with Raw Sweet Potato Latkes, these win for eating by themselves. However, as little edible plates to hold applesauce and raw sour cream, the Sweet Potato Latkes win. Their spiciness goes well with the sweetness of the applesauce and the coolness of the sour cream.
This is also posted at the Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter Thursday, which is my favorite go-to weekly round-up of healthy recipes. Check it out!