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Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

Like traditional latkes, these are good with sour cream and applesauce.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 patty)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded peeled sweet potato (about 1 pound)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded peeled baking potato (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup grated shallots (about 2 medium)
  • 1 (1-ounce) slice white bread
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

Preparation

Line colander with paper towels. Place potatoes and shallots in colander, and let stand for 15 minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture.

Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/4 cup. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine potato mixture, breadcrumbs, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and egg in a bowl. Divide mixture into 8 portions. Pat each portion into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.

Melt 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add 4 patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with remaining butter, oil, and patties.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 166
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Fat: 4.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 354mg
  • Calcium: 31mg
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