Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

For all you sweet potato lovers, these sweet potato latkes make for a delicious Hanukkah treat!  Try these during the Hanukkah season – or ANY time of the year! These are a great savory addition to your Hannukkah spread with a bit of a sweet twist. Not to mention, it takes little to no time to prepare them. If you’re looking for a more traditional way to make latkes, check our Golden Potato Latkes recipe.

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Latkes

  • 1 Pound sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 2 Scallions, finely chopped
  • ⅓ Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ Cup olive oil


Stir together potatoes, scallions, flour, eggs, salt, and pepper. Heat oil in a deep skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Working in batches, spoon ⅛ cup potato mixture into oil and flatten. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until golden brown. Transfer latkes to paper towels to drain. Serve with sour cream mixed with 1 tablespoon maple syrup if desired. You can also try any of these creative topping recipes for your latkes.

Want more recipes?

Check out our Learn Center for more authentic Jewish recipes for other holidays or any time of year. Another great recipe for the Hanukkah season is our super sweet Hannukah Cookies. Bake them for your family and friends and share them as a sweet addition to your Hannukah spread.

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