Makes 10 to 12 servings

Sara's Southern twist on the classic latke will have your guests asking for more.

Prep: 25 minutes; Bake: 50 minutes; Cook: 8 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Wrap 1 sweet potato in aluminum foil, and bake at 400° for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until tender when pierced with fork. Unwrap and cool to room temperature.

Step 2

Reduce oven temperature to 250°. Peel and grate remaining potatoes with large side of a box grater or grating blade of a food processor. Combine grated potato, eggs, and next 5 ingredients in large bowl. Slip cooked sweet potato flesh out of skin, and stir thoroughly into potato mixture; discard skin.

Step 3

Heat enough oil in large skillet to cover bottom of pan. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls in hot oil, and fry over medium heat until golden brown and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan, and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining latkes, adding more oil to pan if needed. Keep batches of latkes warm in oven on a wire rack placed on a baking sheet. Serve warm with applesauce, soft goat cheese, or sour cream.

Ratings & Reviews

ThePower's Review

January 03, 2012
Good recipe. Sweet potatoes are a nice touch. Goes really well with applesauce. Takes a little longer to bake than expected. The first batch I used silicone baking sheets and they didn't get very crispy. The second batch was done on aluminum foil lined pans and were nice and crispy.