• Alison Elliott

Sweet Potato Latkes

Updated: Nov 17

Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights which is a Jewish holiday that is observed for eight days. During the holiday, we light the menorah and light a new candle each evening. We celebrate Hanukkah by eating fried foods such as potato pancakes. This is a recipe that uses sweet potatoes rather than the traditional white potato.


1 1/2 lbs Sweet potatoes

1 Yellow onion

2 Scallions

1/3 c. All-purpose flour

1 tsp. Baking powder

2 Eggs

1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper

1 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Pepper

2 c. Canola oil (for frying)

1/2 c. sour cream (optional for dipping)

1/2 c. apple sauce (optional for dipping)

Use a food processor to grate the sweet potatoes and onion. Squeeze the liquid out with your hands before combining the sweet potatoes and onion with the other ingredients. Place the sweet potatoes and onion in a bowl and add the scallions, flour, baking powder, eggs, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Mix the ingredients together well. Heat the canola oil in the frying pan. Form the latkes with your hands and fry them on each side for 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Enjoy with sour cream or apple sauce (optional).

Serving Size: 4

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