Sweet Potato Latkes

For all you sweet potato lovers, these sweet potato latkes make for a delicious Hanukkah treat!  Try these as part of your Hanukkah meal – or ANY time!


  • 1 Pound sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsley 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.

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