A Purple Hanukkah: Beetroot and Almond Rösti Patties

Serving amount: 40-50 patties
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Baking time: 40 minutes

Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday of lights is also about eating fried food. One of the main dishes in this 8 days holiday are the Levivot (Latkes in Yiddish, the east-European Jewish dialect) – Rösti style patties made from grated potatoes, that are of course fried. We decided to make our own modern version of Levivot in a vibrant purple color from beetroot and almonds. Our patties are gluten free, very easy to make and low-fat oven-baked. You can make this quick recipe as long as you can get fresh beetroot from your local market, even long after the holidays.


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  1. Peel the beetroot and grate it into a bowl.
  2. Add all the other dry ingredients and mix with a table spoon. Let is rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C (200°C if you have a weak oven).
  4. Prepare a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper.
  5. Form small patties and lay them on the baking tray. Press them lightly to flatten them so they will be 1 cm thick.
  6. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on each patty and bake for about 20 minutes for each side, until the outer layer of the patties is crispy.
  7. Serve warm with your favorite sauce like soy yogurt, tahini sauce, guacamole or apple sauce.


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