Sweet Potato Latkes

Recipe from epicurious.com.

Using sweet potatoes for this traditional recipe gives an interesting twist of color and flavor. 

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


26 Servings


1 pound sweet potato (peeled and coarsely grated)
2 scallion (finely chopped)
1⁄3 cup flour, all-purpose
2 egg (lightly beaten)
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
3⁄4 cup vegetable oil


Stir together potatoes, scallions, flour, eggs, salt, and pepper.

Heat oil in a deep 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot, but not smoking. Working in batches of 4, spoon 1/8 cup potato mixture per latke into oil and flatten to 3-inch diameter with a slotted spatula. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until golden, about 1 ½ minutes on each side. Transfer latkes with spatula to paper towels to drain.