Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Latkes

Miriam Szokovski, Chabad.org

This year we have the rare opportunity to celebrate Chanukah and Thanksgiving simultaneously
for the first time since the early 1900s, definitely an occasion worth taking advantage of from a culinary standpoint. Chanukah, meet Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, meet Chanukah!

Instead of sweet potato pie, try these sweet potato butternut squash latkes.  You'll get the flavors of Thanksgiving but the crispy fried texture of Chanukah.

Food Editor's note:  Thank you to our friends at Chabad for contributing this and other recipes for "Thanksgivikkuh 2013."


1 butternut squash
2 Yukon Gold potatos
1 large onion
1 sweet potato
4 eggs
1/2-3/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp. salt
Olive oil for frying
OPTIONAL: If your're serving these with a dairy meal, throw in 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese.


1.  Dice and saute the onion in 2 Tbsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. salt.
2.  Peel and shred the butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and potatoes.
3.  Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
4.  Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.  Scoop the batter using a 1/8 cup measuring cup for uniformity.  Drop into the hot oil (keep the flame on medium-high).  Cook until brown and firm on one side - approximately 5 minutes.  Flip and cook 2 more minutes, or until brown, on the second side.
5.  Remove from oil and drain on a paper towl.  Repeat until all the batter has been fried.
6.  Serve fresh.

Note:  Recipe makes approximately 30 medium latkes.

About Miriam Szokovski

Miriam Szokovski is the Australian-born editor of
Chabad.org/food, the food site of the largest Jewish information website. Miriam, an author and food writer, has been providing quality Kosher cooking recipes and essays to various audiences for years. She recently launched a blog, Cook It Kosher, on Chabad.org/Food.

About Chabad.org
Chabad.org is the largest Jewish faith based website with 1.8 million unique monthly visitors and tens of thousands of articles covering all areas of Judaism, it serves as Judaism’s homepage for millions since the late 1980s.

Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Latkes