Sweet Potato Latkes

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 2 dozens

This year, give traditional Hanukkah latkes a spin with bright sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Latkes
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn


6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup canola oil for frying; add more as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grate sweet potatoes in food processor or with box grater (largest hole). Combine sweet potatoes with remaining ingredients (except oil) in a large bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. For each latke, place 1/4-cup batter in hot oil. Flatten with a spatula until about 1/4-inch thick. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Drain on a paper-towel. Place on baking sheet and bake 12 minutes. Serve with Greek yogurt, cranberry sauce or applesauce. Makes about 2 dozen.



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