We’ve all been there: trying to get the younger set to eat more vegetables, especially at holiday time.

Here’s a recipe from a kid-friendly organization (the PJ Library) to add a dash of vitamins to their plates.

In fact, have children lend a hand in the measuring and mixing, so they’re more invested in the tasty results.

Hanukkah begins this year on the evening of Nov. 28 and ends the evening on Dec. 6.

Hidden Veggie Latkes (Pareve)

Makes 6 medium-sized latkes


1 large russet potato, peeled

1 large zucchini, peeled

½ head of cauliflower

½ yellow onion

1 clove of garlic, finely minced

½ cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon pepper

vegetable oil for frying


Grate together potato, zucchini, cauliflower and onion. Use a food processor to make this step faster.

Wrap the vegetable mixture in a cheesecloth or a lightweight kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

In a large bowl, combine vegetables with garlic, flour, baking powder, eggs, salt and pepper.

In a frying pan, heat ½ inch of oil on medium-high. Carefully drop a heaping tablespoon of latke mixture into the oil.

Fry for roughly 2 minutes, then flip and fry the other side.

Transfer each latke to a paper towel-lined platter.

Serve while warm with applesauce or other fruit.

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