Sweet Potato Latkes

Latkes are traditionally served for Jewish holidays, specifically, Hanukkah and Passover (provided all the ingredients are kosher and there’s no leavening). This is a derivation on the traditional dish, and is tasty anytime.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cayenne powder
  • 4 tsp. curry powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1¼ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled, trimmed, and grated
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream

Directions

  • Stir together the flour, sugars, baking powder, cayenne pepper, curry powder, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a smaller bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir till it is barely combined. Add the grated sweet potatoes to the mix and stir till evenly coated.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat. Once it is heated, add ¼ cup oil to the skillet.
  • Once the oil has come to temperature, drop the potato mixture into the hot oil by the tablespoonful and flatten slightly. Cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Place latkes on a wire rack over paper towels and let them drain. Sprinkle them while they’re hot with a remaining salt. Repeat with remaining sweet potato mixture and oil. Serve with sour cream.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cayenne powder
  • 4 tsp. curry powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1¼ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled, trimmed, and grated
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream

Directions

  • Stir together the flour, sugars, baking powder, cayenne pepper, curry powder, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a smaller bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir till it is barely combined. Add the grated sweet potatoes to the mix and stir till evenly coated.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat. Once it is heated, add ¼ cup oil to the skillet.
  • Once the oil has come to temperature, drop the potato mixture into the hot oil by the tablespoonful and flatten slightly. Cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Place latkes on a wire rack over paper towels and let them drain. Sprinkle them while they’re hot with a remaining salt. Repeat with remaining sweet potato mixture and oil. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories490
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol135mg
Sodium800mg
Total Carbohydrate53g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars12g
Protein10g