A little of the comfort food of days gone by. This recipe is one of those 'special treats' for my family!

Kerry
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with paper towels.

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  • Fill a bowl with lightly-salted water. Rinse the grated sweet potato in the water, and drain into a sieve. Pat the grated sweet potato dry with a cloth or paper towels, then place into a bowl. Squeeze excess moisture from the grated onion, and place into the bowl with the sweet potato. Stir the eggs and pepper into the mixture until well combined.

  • Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until it shimmers, and spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture per patty into the hot oil. Flatten the patties with a fork, and fry until golden brown and crisp on the bottom, 5 to 8 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, sprinkle with salt, then set the cooked patties aside on the prepared baking sheet in the preheated oven while you finish cooking the latkes. Stir the potato mixture before cooking each batch of patties. Serve hot with applesauce and yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

217.3 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 37.4g 12% DV; fat 5g 8% DV; cholesterol 94.3mg 31% DV; sodium 424.3mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
Absolutely delicious! I was looking for a sweet potato latkes recipe because I can't have white potatoes due to allergy. I am so glad I found this and tried this recipe! I was eating them as I was cooking them and couldn't stop! Fortunately for others I did not eat all of them up! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
Absolutely delicious! I was looking for a sweet potato latkes recipe because I can't have white potatoes due to allergy. I am so glad I found this and tried this recipe! I was eating them as I was cooking them and couldn't stop! Fortunately for others I did not eat all of them up! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
Fabulous! I followed the recipe exactly as it is the first time and made it with dehydrated onion the second time. I used local (Big Island) purple sweet potatoes I wasn't sure about the quantity of potatoes to use so I added the potatoes a dollop at a time to the egg mixture until I had the consistency I wanted. I made it for the girls at book club when I was making French/Jewish (w/ a local twist) meal. It was a big hit I'm glad there were leftovers for the family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
Yum! I added a little brown sugar as well the second batch. A bit hit both ways! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2010
These turned out delicious! I did need to add another egg and maybe half an onion was a little too much for my tastes but these are personal choices. For the yogurt topping I strained the yogurt for a few hours mixed with a little sea salt cayenne and fresh parsley -- a rich creamy flavorful addition! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2012
This was a great way to use a sweet potato. I didn't rinse the grated potato in salt water and I added Mrs. Dash instead of pepper. The first four came out a little dark but all the rest came out great! Served with unsweetened applesauce to balance the sweetness of the potato. A hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
amazing so easy great with home made applesauce (see sarah's applesauce recipe) and a dollop of plain yogurt. yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
Easy to make and yummy! Make sure the oil doesn't get too hot so they cook all the way through before you flip them. I didn't add onions and they came out just as good. Also I didn't need any extra egg like another reviewer said. I think it depends on the size of the sweet potato you buy. Next time I make it I will be adding brown sugar. I didn't serve mine with yogurt and applesauce and they were just as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
This is a great recipe. I used Japanese sweet potatoes an extra egg and fried in bacon grease-totally awesome. Next time I will experiment with some herbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
These turned out quite tasty. Instead of small ones, I just made 4 large latkes. I didnt' want to fry them, so I cooked them on my pancakes griddle for about 5 minutes per side and finished them off in the oven. Great taste! Read More
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