Sweet Potato Latkes

For anyone who has not had enough sweet potato casserole, here are some latkes that are perfect for you. These sweet potato latkes are less savory than most of the latkes I make, so they are best as a snack or side dish.  We had them with applesauce, but I was really tempted to melt some marshmallows on top just for fun.


To make them, I got to one of the large sweet potatoes form my garden, and that always makes me happy.


I am not sure where I found the original version of this recipe, I have adapted it slightly to our taste.  This recipe makes about 10 latkes, but can easily be doubled or tripled if needed.

Sweet Potato Latkes

1 lb sweet potato, from the garden

1-2 Tbsp matzoh meal or flour

1-2 eggs

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp cloves

safflower oil for frying


Peel and grate the sweet potato.  Wrap in cheesecloth or a dishtowel and squeeze out the excess liquid.


Beat the egg(s) and add one at a time, mixing well.  Add the matzoh meal/flour and baking powder.  Add the spices and salt.


Mix well.


Heat oil in a non-stick skillet until hot.  Shape the latkes into 2-inch diameter patties and put in the oil.  Cook until browned and flip.

Cook the other side until browned.


Drain on paper towels.  Serve and enjoy!


Serves 2-3.


Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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