Sweet Potato Latkes

By Loulies
November 9, 2009
1 Comment

Author Notes: Perfect for the holidays! There are other kinds of latkes besides plain potato. We like this spicy version. Loulies

Serves: about 12 pancakes.


  • 2 large sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • dashes cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4-1/2 cups olive oil (for frying)
  • Sour cream


  1. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, curry powder, cumin, salt and black pepper. Add eggs and milk to the dry ingredients to make a stiff batter. Add grated potatoes and mix (the batter should be moist but not runny; if too stiff, add a little more milk.).
  2. Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons oil in a large frying for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Drop two heaping tablespoons of the potato batter into the hot pan and flatten down with the back of a spatula. Fry 4 to 5 pancakes at a time. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for several minutes until all of the pancakes are golden on each side. Place fried pancake onto a plate covered with a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream.

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newbiecook November 12, 2009
I made a very similar recipe from Epicurious a while ago - <br /> <br />http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Curried-Sweet-Potato-Latkes-40008 <br /> <br />it's a great recipe