The Hybrid Holiday

Whenever I hear the word Thanksgivukah, I can’t help but think of other food word combinations like Grapple (Grape and Apple) and Plumcot (Plum and Apricot).  In honor of our hybrid holiday, I decided to make a hybrid dish.  May I introduce to you….The Pumpkeetotake!

Pumpkeetotake with Craisin Goat Cheese
1 Large Sweet Potato, grated
1 Red Onion, grated
1 Egg
1/2 C. Pumpkin Puree
1/2 C. Potato Starch
1/2 C. Pecans, chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Goat Cheese
Craisins (or any dried fruit: apricots, cherries, fig, etc.)
Maple Syrup

Mix together the sweet potato, onion, egg, pumpkin, starch, pecans and salt and pepper till combined.  Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan on medium high heat.  Take a golf size ball of sweet potato mixture in your hand and flatten it out. The flatter the pancake the crispier it will be.  Put the pancake carefully in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side and flip to the other side for another 2-3 minutes, till crispy and golden brown.  Transfer pancakes to a paper towel.
In a separate bowl, mix together the craisins and goat cheese.  Top each pancake with a bit of the goat cheese mixture and a drizzle of maple syrup. Eat warm.

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11 thoughts on “The Hybrid Holiday”

  1. Yum. I love the flavor combination here and the way it is both savory and sweet. The name reminds me of "cherpumple," that kitch cake with cherry pie, pumpkin pie and apple pie baked into it.

  2. I am printing this as I type and plan to make it this week, I do hope. Thanks for sharing something so creative and with a name I have to read to say.

  3. I know they will turn out great! It's a hard name…comes from Pumpkin+ Sweet+ Potato+ Latke = Pumpkeetotake or pump-kee-to-ta-ky

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