Sweet Potato Latkes

After eating the same thing for dinner three nights in a row, I really needed a change. Since I’ve been trying to use up what is in my pantry, and Ron has been working the last three nights, I ended up making very simple cheese and jalapeño quesadillas with rice and beans for myself for the past few nights. Very yummy, but even quesadillas get old after having the same kind three days in a row, I suppose.

So for this dinner I needed something vastly different using ingredients I had in the pantry. I had a few sweet potatoes that I really wanted to use, and so after searching through some of my favorite blogs for ideas, I came upon these sweet potato latkes on Eat, Live, Run. Just a few staple ingredients, a little mixing together, a little frying, and bam, done. I don’t generally like to fry things in my kitchen, but because you only need a little bit of oil for these, that wasn’t a problem. I ate them with a little bit of pure maple syrup on top and they were so satisfying! I guess you probably would normally serve these as breakfast or as a side dish to a meal, but since it was just me, I decided to just make these my main dish and eat a simple salad on the side. I will definitely be making these again! I also would love to experiment with these a bit too- I’m thinking chipotle sweet potato latkes… And I also really need to make traditional potato latkes sometime as well.

Sweet Potato Latkes
Makes about 8 latkes

2 small to medium sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Canola oil, for frying
Maple syrup, optional
1. In a large bowl, mix together the shredded potatoes, eggs, flour, salt and cinnamon. 
2. Add about a tbsp of canola oil to a large skillet, and heat over medium-high heat.  When hot, using wet hands, form your latkes, and place in skillet.  (This will probably take you two batches- four latkes per batch). Fry about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.  Repeat with remaining latkes.
3. Serve warm. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired!

2 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Latkes

  1. These look amazing! I just love sweet potatoes. We had them last night with our chicken. These latkes look very crisy which is just the way I like them. I never thought to put maple syrup on them…will have to give it a try. Eva

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