Sweet Potato Latkes

I should really call these SWEET Sweet Potato Latkes because they are practically dessert. I’ve added brown sugar to the batter and graham cracker crumbs as a binder. If you would like your sweet potato latkes to be more savory, leave out the graham crackers and brown sugar then add a bit of all-purpose flour to bind. I would even sprinkle in a bit of sea salt and black pepper. 

Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes


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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled (2-3 sweet potatoes)
  2. 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers (4-5 crackers)
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1/2 cup oil
Instructions
  1. Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Place the shredded sweet potatoes in a cheese cloth or dish towel and squeeze out any excess liquid.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, graham cracker, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon and salt together in a mixing bowl and stir until all of the sweet potatoes are covered.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and top with a metal cooling rack. Check that the oil is hot enough by dropping a bit of latke batter into the pan and if bubbles form around the edges of the potatoes, the oil is ready. Tip: fry one latke first to make sure your oil is the correct temperature and it’s a good practice round so you don’t burn your latkes.
  4. Scoop the latke batter using a 1/4-cup measuring cup and squeeze out the latke of any liquid so you get a crunchy latke. Carefully drop the latkes into the hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes per side for a golden crust.
  5. Place the cooked latkes on the cooling rack and the oil will drip down onto the paper towels below.
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 If you’re feeling whimsical, broil some marshmallow on top of your sweet potato latkes and drizzle with chocolate…S’MORES LATKES!!! 

Sweet Potato Latkes