December 17, 2014
It’s hard not to love potatoes. They are just so versatile, so delicious, so good with…well…everything. We knew we were asking a lot of our readers when we removed potatoes (all of them) from the first two phases of the Microbiome Diet. Healing your gut and balancing your microbiome is a challenge and cutting out some beloved foods is a difficult but necessary part of accomplishing your goal. We knew you were up to it – that’s why you bought the book right? Judging by the amazing and inspiring emails and comments we receive from you, we know you’ve been conquering your bad food habits, healing your body and bringing balance back.
So as a present to you – our amazing and dedicated readers – we’re offering a Microbiome Diet Phase 3 friendly potato latke recipe. Finding a healthy potato latke recipe that actually tastes good can be tough. This deliciousness is latke-heaven for your Hanukkah eats but definitely need not be confined to the menorah-lighting set! You can whip up a yummy batch served with homemade applesauce (recipe included) and a scoop of greek style yogurt (try goat or sheep’s milk) any day of the year.
1 pound of sweet potatoes (approximately 2 large) or 3 large russet baking potatoes
1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
2/3 cup gluten free flour mixture that is predominately rice flour with no corn starch, or
all rice flour
2 large organic eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
olive oil, for frying
5 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1” chunks
3⁄4 cup water or unsweetened organic apple cider
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of grated nutmeg