Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes Recipe
Photo: Luca Trovato; Styling: Dani Fisher
Potato latkes are a staple on the Hanukkah table. Here we mix things up a bit and use sweet potatoes in place of baking potatoes for Sweet Potato Latkes.


Makes about 2 dozen
Total time: 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes


2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil
Horseradish Cream Sauce (optional)
Spiced Thyme Applesauce (optional)


1. Grate potatoes through large holes of a box grater. Stir together potatoes and flour. Stir in eggs and next 2 ingredients until blended.

2. Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch into a large heavy skillet; heat to 350°.

3. Gently press 1 rounded tablespoonful potato mixture into a patty. Repeat procedure, making about 2 dozen. Fry, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with Horseradish Cream Sauce and Spiced Thyme Applesauce, if desired.

Julie Benson, Louisville, Kentucky,

Southern Living

December 2011
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