Sweet Potato Latkes

Cooking for Families

Although I make them once a year for Hanukkah, I’ve never been a big fan of regular potato latkes. But I tried a new recipe that I will be using for Hanukkah this year. I made these absolutely delicious sweet potato (and a little bit of carrot) latkes. They are so sweet and tasty I will be making them all year round to serve to my Nanny Kids and their family. I recommend anyone of any faith try these absolutely delectable sweet potato pancakes as a yummy side dish any time of the year.

You Will Need:

2 Pounds Sweet Potatoes (about 6 cups), washed, peeled, and shredded
4 Tablespoons White Onion, minced
2 Medium Carrots, shredded
4 Eggs, whisked
4 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Canola Oil
Paper Towels
Apricot Jam or Apple Sauce (optional)

What to Do:

1. Shred vegetables into a bowl.

2. Use paper towels to dry vegetables as much as possible to ensure crispy latkes.

3. Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat and add oil. You want oil hot enough that the latke batter sizzles when placed in the oil but doesn’t brown immediately.

4. Place ¼ cup dollops of latke batter into oil, careful not to crowd the pan. Fry one side until well browned, about 3-5 minutes. Then flip and fry the other side. Drain on paper towels. Keep latkes warm in the oven and repeat with remaining.

5. Serve latkes with apricot jam or apple sauce if you wish.


Recipe from whatjewwannaeat.com

Photos by Stephanie Felzenberg

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