Happy Happy Hanukkah and Merry Merry Christmas my dear friends! I love it when holidays overlap and we have the opportunity to learn about different cultures and how they celebrate love. This year we have Hanukkah and Christmas meshing together in the most beautiful way! Children love learning and are so open to the many traditions that are celebrated around the world! This recipe is a mix of old and new. You know me, I'll always be looking to add some color of the rainbow and bring in diversity into the gut! Make these the day before you would like to eat if you want them to become a resistant starch for your microbes. Enjoy!
2 pounds or 2 1/2 lbs baking potatoes coarsely shredded - I love to leave the peels on for the extra nutrition and fiber
1 medium onion, coarsely shredded, use the red one if you want more color and phytonutrients
2 large vegan eggs made from 2 T ground flax and 6 T water
1/2 cup finely chopped scallions, or leeks are fun too, or chopped red peppers for some christmas color
1/4 cup almond pulp or panko
1 avocado minus the seed and the skin
3 tablespoons avocado oil for the pan for the light fry.
1 teaspoons himalayan pink salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Combine the avocado and almond pulp and vegan eggs. Pulse in a food processor until slightly chunky. Add to the potatoes, onion and scallions. Season to taste.
Form the into 2" balls and then flatten them or shape them into whatever fun shape you think your kids will like. I shaped mine into hearts in celebration of love. I like to cook these on medium high for about 15 minutes depending on the size, but look for them to get a nice golden. I then put them into the fridge, let them get cold overnight, and then reheat them the next day. Making them the day before helps them go through a molecular change to become more of a resistant startch which won't spike your glucose levels, and will be great food for your little microorganism friends. Make them smaller if you want more of a finger food. When your guests ask what's up with the green and red, you can tell them those are adding diversity to your gut in the holiday spirit!
Serve with your traditional applesauce or be bold and serve it with some muun chi CoCoFir that has been mixed with muun chi fermented cranberry honey!, and have your ultimate probiotic/prebiotic experience. Happy Hanukkah everyone!