Return to Main Recipes Page/Return to Home Page

Yam Latkes w/Curry (P)
Source: Bon Appetit, December 1995
Yield: 12 latkes

2 cups (packed) coarsely grated peeled yams (red-skinned sweet potatoes; about 8 oz.)
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (15-16 oz.) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), well drained
1 egg
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
8 tablespoons (about) vegetable oil

Combine yams and bell pepper in large bowl. Add cornstarch; toss to coat.

Puree garbanzo beans in processor to coarse paste. Add egg, curry powder and salt and blend. Transfer mixture to small bowl. Mix in cilantro and mustard seeds. Stir garbanzo mixture into yam mixture.

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place baking sheet in oven.

Heat 6 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, drop 1 heaping tablespoon batter per pancake into hot oil. Using back of spoon, spread to 3" rounds. Cook until brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to baking sheet in oven. Repeat with remaining batter, spooning off any liquid from surface of batter and adding more oil to skillet by tablespoonfuls as necessary. Serve hot.

Poster's Notes:
This sounds like it would be a really interesting latke. Since my friends are all kind of jaded and burned out on regular latkes, I'm going to try this on them.

Posted by Gypsy/Phyllis Wilson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A