Sweet Potato Latkes

Here’s a sweet twist on a Chanukah favorite – Sweet Potato Latkes

I make these Sweet Potato Latkes like my Pop’s Classic Latkes – but with a slight twist. I add in some milk and flour to keep these delicious little treats light and more firm. Sweet Potatoes have massive health benefits and are quite healthy, especially when considering these fried delights have quite a bit of oil in them, even after draining on paper towels. This healthier alternative can be served a multitude of ways, and I make them along with the classic latke recipe to offer my guests a variety and to show off my chops! It’s relatively little work and when made alongside the former recipe so why not cook up a few of these?

Sweet Potato Latkes

This recipe doesn’t call for excess oil – just use a bit of oil to coat the skillet. Don’t soak these Sweet Potato Latkes, just lightly fry on both sides. You can serve these with some maple syrup (pancake style) or with some brown sugar sprinkled on top. Alternatively, you can eat them with ketchup just like sweet potato french fries. That’s really up to you and your guests.

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooks in: 15 minutes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy-to-Moderate

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup onion (for taste, optional)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (don’t overdo the nutmeg)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Brown Sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Peel and grate your potatoes and onion, beat eggs in a separate bowl
  2. In a large bowl, mix your shredded potatoes and onions. Lightly salt and dump eggs in. Mix thoroughly with flour and milk
  3. Using a large skillet, heat up a bit of olive oil on the stove top. Use just enough oil to coat the top of the skillet
  4. When the oil is crackling, from your large bowl start making your latke patties and squeeze out the excess liquid. Place on the skillet and cook till golden brown on both sides
  5. Place the finished latkes on paper towels to soak up the excess oil
  6. You can add more oil as you go, and make sure to scoop off the burnt bits on your skillet as the patties don’t always stay 100% intact
  7. Sprinkle Brown Sugar on top (optional)

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