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sweet potato latkes (sweet potato pancakes)

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Joan Hunt
Youngsville, NC

Shredded sweet potatoes stand in for russets in this version of potato pancakes, and puréed sweet potatoes replace eggs to make the recipe vegan. Starchy, dry-fleshed sweet potatoes, such as Okinawan or Boniato, work best. If you use a moist, extra-sweet type, such as Beauregard or Garnet, keep a close eye on the latkes while they cook—the potatoes’ high sugar content may make the latkes burn if they’re cooked just a moment too long. Serve with vanilla applesauce and vegan sour cream.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These vegan sweet potato latkes are full of the natural sweet potato flavor and onion adds just a touch of bite to them. There's no egg holding these together. Mashed sweet potato and flour do that. Once fried, there is a slight crunch on the outside and like a hash brown inside. They're delicious even if you're not following a plant-based diet. If you're vegan, serve with a little applesauce on the side. If not vegan, then sour cream would be delish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For sweet potato latkes (sweet potato pancakes)

  • 1/4 c
    baked, pureed sweet potato
  • 1 1/4 lb
    sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 c
    grated onion
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp
    canola oil, divided

How To Make sweet potato latkes (sweet potato pancakes)

  • Sweet potato puree, shredded sweet potatoes, onion, flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
    Combine sweet potato puree, shredded sweet potatoes, onion, flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Sweet potato shaped into patties.
    Shape into 1/4-inch-thick patties.
  • Frying one side of sweet potato latke.
    Heat non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray; add 1 tsp. oil. Add 3-4 patties (depending on pan size). Cook 3 minutes.
  • Frying the second side of the sweet potato latke.
    Flip and cook 2 minutes more or until browned on both sides. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.