If you are on SCD or GAPS you can still have these Not Potato Latkes that are delicious!
What’s Hanukkah without latkes?
A big disappointment if you are on the SCD or the GAPS diet and are not eating any starches like potatoes.
In celebration of the miracle of having enough oil to last for 8 nights, Hanukkah traditionally features foods cooked in oil. Fear not! This recipe will amaze you with how much like real latkes these taste.
There is one simple ingredient that creates this delicious treat!
The secret ingredient is cauliflower! When this vegetable is used in place of potato and mixed into a batter and fried, it is just like conventional latkes.
In addition, cauliflower is a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium and phosphorus, and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and manganese. It is very low on the glycemic index and considered to be mildly anti-inflammatory.
Compare that to the nutrient data of white potato which shows that potatoes are a good source of only three nutrients: vitamin B6, potassium, and vitamin C. Potatoes are also high on the glycemic index and considered to be somewhat inflammatory. Clearly, cauliflower offers a lot more nutrition.
Just one word of advice – these are so good, you may be inclined to eat a lot of them. However, for some people, cauliflower may create a lot of gas. So use caution!