Sweet potatoes take center stage this week in my “Healthy Plate” column. As the name suggests, sweet potatoes are wonderfully sweet — but without any added artificial sugars, and they also pack a hearty nutritional punch in the name of Vitamins A and C, fiber, protein and more. They’re a versatile treat that can be easily incorporated (or swapped) into all types of recipes – from baked fries to a root vegetable hash and beyond. Perfect for a unique twist on a Hanukkah classic (and also great for a fall or any holiday side dish) are my Baked Smoky Sweet Potato Latkes where the sweetness of the potatoes is balanced out with earthy cumin and smoked paprika. Plus, I share my tip for an super simple way to reduce cooking time and yield a crispier latke.
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