Lauren Conrad’s Hanukkah latkes sans McDonald’s nutrition

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Courtesy: The Little Market

No Crisco Needed Here

There’s a lot to do over 8 nights of Hanukkah, there’s prayer, meditation, gifting to family and friends, cooking, and eating lots of food, one food being potato latkes, they’re nutrition is equivalent to a plate of french fries, Lauren Conrad and crew on Monday changed up the latke to be more palatable.

With help from Kelly LeVeque from Be Well By Kelly, Lauren takes an ancient Hanukkah recipe orginally fried in goose fat (for those who had the means to buy goose) or schmaltz (rendered chicken fat), then advancing to vegetable shortening in modern times, and also replaces flour, eggs, onion, and salt with only 3 grain-free ingredients of Japanese Yams, fresh chives, and avocado oil.

Yes, fats are good for you believe it or not (even goose fat), but one also has to worry about too much saturated fat in their diet, avocado oil has more unsaturated fat (9.9 grams monounsaturated, 1.9 grams polyunsaturated) than the 1.5 grams of saturated fat it has, but always proceed cautiously no matter what.

Gratefully, Lauren, Kelly, and crew keep their avocado oil from becoming a nutritional nightmare by using only 2 tablespoons of avocado oil after you’ve peeled your Japanese Yams, and have grated the yams finely so you can place them in the hot avocado oil like you would with pancake batter, you can also mix in or sprinkle chives on top before flipping the latkes.

And to top it all off, place your finished and nutritious potato latkes onto a ceremic plate direct from the female artisans at The Little Market.

Daniel Quintanilla

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