Four-Ingredient Baked Cauliflower Latkes
With a few quick updates to the traditional latke recipe, you can make sure your children are enjoying the tastes of Chanukah, while still providing important nutrients in their diets. This recipe is simple and healthy and will delight both children and adults. In place of potatoes, I use mashed cauliflower, and rather than frying the latkes, they are baked. Sour cream is swapped out for Greek yogurt, which is a great source of protein. And because they use only four ingredients, you can whip them up in a matter of minutes, throw them in the oven and spend some quality time with your family while the smell of delicious latkes fills the air!
- 1 pound cauliflower, fresh or frozen
- ¾ cup crushed Ritz-style crackers or breadcrumbs
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- Optional: applesauce and Greek yogurt, for serving
- If using fresh cauliflower, chop, wash and steam until tender. If using frozen cauliflower, steam according to directions until tender.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mash steamed cauliflower with a fork. It doesn't need to be pureed, but there shouldn't be any large chunks. In a small bowl, mash crackers until they resemble breadcrumbs. (This can be a fun way to include your children in the cooking: Simply put the crackers in a zip-top bag, and let them crush the crackers with their hands from the outside of the bag).
- Mix together the mashed cauliflower, the crushed crackers, cheese and egg. Form into balls and then flatten to resemble the shape of a latke and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven, flip the latkes and bake for another 20 minutes. Serve with applesauce and Greek yogurt for some added protein.