Sweet Potato Latkes

IMG_0095 (2)  Sweet Potato Latkes

For Sweet Potato Latkes, just follow my recipe for Basic Latkes at 


but substitute 1 large sweet potato for the 3 large potatoes.


Here is the recipe for Sweet Potato Latkes with the sweet potato already substituted:


1 large sweet potato, peeled

1 large onion

1 small celery stalk, with fronds

 5 sprigs fresh parsley

1 egg, beaten

¼ cup flour

¾ teaspoon minced garlic

¼ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ cup oil


1. In a food processor with a grate attachment, grate the potatoes, onion, celery, and parsley all together. Or you can use the large hole side of a hand grater.
2. Transfer the mixture to a sieve and squeeze out the juice as much as possible.
3. Put the mixture into a medium bowl. Add the egg, flour, minced garlic, salt and pepper.  Stir until well-mixed.
4. Cover the bottom of a medium-sized skillet with the oil, heating it to a medium high heat.
5. Place about one-quarter cup of the mixture in your hand to make a ball.
6. Flatten the ball with your hands a little and carefully place it into the hot oil.  With a spatula,  flatten it out some more as much as possible.
7. Fry the latkes about 4 or 5 minutes on each side or until crispy and medium brown in color.
8. Place the latkes on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil. Press a paper towel on top of the latkes to absorb any oil on the top side.  Serve warm.  


Categories: Appetizers, Jewish, Vegetables


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