Sweet potatoes make delicious fried treats for Hannukah! I like to add a little variety to the traditional latke spread.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sweet potatoes in a colander. Place a cheesecloth over the potatoes, and squeeze the potatoes to release as much liquid as possible. Let the potatoes sit to release more liquid, then squeeze again.

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  • In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, eggs, brown sugar, flour, cloves and cinnamon; mix well.

  • Heat oil in large heavy skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Form mixture into pancake size cakes, and fry in hot oil. Flip cakes after 2 to 3 minutes (when bottom is browned) and brown other side. Drain on paper towels, and serve piping hot!

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

68 calories; 2.3 g protein; 10.6 g carbohydrates; 46.5 mg cholesterol; 37.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
This is a pretty good Sweet Potato recipie however unless you really LOVE cloves use a bit less. I tried a 1/2 tea. and they were very nice. Very flavorful and different my kids loved them! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2009
My husband and I love baked sweets and we love grilled sweets and thought this would be a natural - but they were too sweet and spiced. I think next time we make them we will try leaving out cloves cutting the sugar a little maybe just a little brown sugar and a bit of ginger. It was pretty funny though - we made them an a day when the A/C was on and the windows shut - and hubby said the house smelled like Christmas cookie baking time! Read More
(5)
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
This is a pretty good Sweet Potato recipie however unless you really LOVE cloves use a bit less. I tried a 1/2 tea. and they were very nice. Very flavorful and different my kids loved them! Read More
(117)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2006
Very tasty. I prefer nutmeg in sweet potatoes rather than cloves so I substituted and used a 1/2 tsp. This is a keeper. Read More
(97)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2008
These were tasty easy and cheap which are my three requirements these days (I live in nowheresville Peru on a peace corps volunteer salary). I love that it snuck some protein in with the eggs and I actually got a meal of GOOD carbs instead of white bread white rice or pasta. I didn t have cloves so I left that out and I made Pineapple sauce to serve with it. An excellent recipe that I will use a lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
This is a terrific recipe for Hanukkah. My whole family loves it and it is now a tradition for me to make this every year. The recipe is no more difficult to make than regular potato latkes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2005
Pretty good! I didn't have any cloves so I left them out but they tasted good anyway. Very sweet and desert-like. Make sure you cook them until they're really brown and look burnt around the edges...I undercooked some of mine and they weren't as good as the crispy ones. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2006
Consider using 1/2 tsp clove. I wish the amount of sweet potato was specified by cup since they vary so widely in size. Try substituting a little white potato for sweet potato for variety in texture and appearance. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2008
Very good we used a 50/50 sweet potato/yukon gold mix as others suggested and it was a great change from regular latkes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2006
I'm giving this a 4 instead of 3 because it's a nice idea. However more sugar is needed and it's missing something else I can't put my finger on...it might be nice to mix sweet and regular potatoes and try it that way. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2008
I omitted the cloves and used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable very interesting texture and flavor! Read More
(22)
Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2009
My husband and I love baked sweets and we love grilled sweets and thought this would be a natural - but they were too sweet and spiced. I think next time we make them we will try leaving out cloves cutting the sugar a little maybe just a little brown sugar and a bit of ginger. It was pretty funny though - we made them an a day when the A/C was on and the windows shut - and hubby said the house smelled like Christmas cookie baking time! Read More
(5)