Instead of making sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving, and potato latkes for Chanukah, try these sweet potato butternut squash latkes. You’ll get the flavors of Thanksgiving but the crispy fried texture of Chanukah.
If you’ve never made latkes before, don’t feel intimidated. They’re quite straightforward and hard to mess up. Definitely worth a try. Two tips for latke-making: 1. Stick a small piece of carrot in the oil. The carrot absorbs the burnt taste the oil sometimes gets. When the carrot looks dark and shriveled, take it out and replace with a new one. 2. To make the latkes a uniform size, use a 1/3-cup measuring cup to scoop up the batter.