Sweet Potato Latkes

22 Jan

It was great to see Elsa’s photos from her India evening….what fun. I’ve been inspired to cook and bake lately. Yesterday between my husband and I we made banana bread, sweet potato latkes, cinnamon buns and roasted veggies. It’s great to have time on the weekend to kick back and do the things you love. Here is the recipe for the latkes. They were very nice; a little sweet, a little savory.  I made ours for breakfast but it is more common to have them for dinner.


Sweet Potato Latkes

1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated

1/3 cup onion finely chopped

1/4 cup flour

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup vegetable oil

-Grate potatoes on box grater and drain liquid in paper towel

-Stir together potatoes, onion, flour, eggs, salt, and pepper.

-Heat oil in a skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.

-Working in batches of 4, spoon 1/8 cup potato mixture per latke into oil and flatten to 3-inch diameter with a slotted spatula. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until golden, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Transfer latkes with spatula to paper towels to drain.

They were so good that I almost missed a chance to get a photo of the final result…snapped one shot just in time. Enjoy!



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