Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes
For the crispiest latkes, remove as much of the liquid as possible from the grated potato mixture and fry in hot, but not smoking, oil. To keep them warm while making the rest of the meal, hold finished latkes on a foil-lined sheet tray in a 350-degree oven. Get the recipe:Sweet Potato Latkes. Photo: Emily Kinni
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs
20 latkes


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated

  • 1 large russet potato, peeled and grated

  • 1 medium yellow onion, grated

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespooons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to finish

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • vegetable oil, for frying

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives


  1. Line a fine mesh strainer with a tea towel and add grated potatoes (sweet and russet) and onion. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible; discard. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the eggs, flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 pepper. Use you hand to mix just until the mixture holds together, adding more flour if necessary.

  2. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of a large non-stick skillet. Heat until the oil is hot, but not smoking. Working in batches, measure out 11/2-tablespoon portions of the latke mixture, flatten slightly and add to the skillet, spacing the latkes 1 inch apart. Cook until the latkes are crisp and brown around the edges, 4 to 6 minutes; flip and cook, until crisp and deep golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes more. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, sprinkle with additional salt and repeat with the remaining latke mixture, adding few tablespoons of oil between batches.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the sour cream, parsley, chives, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve the latkes with the herbed sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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