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Sweet Potato Latkes

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.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 2 dozen
  • 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.


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