A spicy sweet potato version of a traditional Jewish favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
24 latkes
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, curry powder, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a bowl.

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  • Whisk together eggs and milk in a separate bowl. Pour into flour mixture and stir until well blended and batter has no lumps. Stir in sweet potatoes until fully combined.

  • Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil, using spatula to flatten. Fry until well browned, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

Cook's Note:

Keep these latkes small. They don't get quite done if they're too thick.

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 will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 30.1g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 56.2mg; sodium 451.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2014
These are DELICIOUS! Made exactly as written (aside from halving the recipe) and would not change a thing...really great flavor! I served these w/ sour cream but they really didn't need anything. These are a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2018
Sounded so good but not to my liking. I only used 1/2 the white sugar but it was still too sweet for me. Wasn't excited about the other flavor combinations either. Won't make again. Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2014
These are DELICIOUS! Made exactly as written (aside from halving the recipe) and would not change a thing...really great flavor! I served these w/ sour cream but they really didn't need anything. These are a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2014
Easy peasy and delicious sweet potato could have done with a little more cooking. Great comfort food for a cold winters day! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2017
These are absolutely delicious! I make these as written and they turned out perfect. I wasn't sure about putting curry powder and cumin in sweet potatoes but it was just the right amount to create an interesting flavorful bite. I even liked the leftover ones cold the next day. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I'll definitely be making them again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2017
Well who knew anything latke could be as good as potato pancakes but...these are mighty fine! I was not sure what purpose the white sugar had so I omitted it adjusted cayenne to my own taste and left out the pepper only because I don't care for it. These tasted like candy for a veggie! This will be a repeat recipe for sure and thankyou to the person who posted it. For those of you new to making things like this the secret is to spread the "pancakes" as thin as possible by squishing and spreading them thin with the back of a spoon. Flip them when they are lightly browned then remove them to a warming spot once the second side is brown. If they do not hold together you either need a bit more egg or cook them longer. The mixture should be lightly sloppy with some puddling of liquid in the bottom in the bowl. Anything like this takes time to cook but is well worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2015
Spicy sweet and crispy! 6 stars! Highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2016
Tasted great! I accidentally added an extra 1/4 tsp of cayenne but it turned out well with the added kick! 3-5 minutes per side was too long for me they start to burn rather quickly and don't need all that time to cook through. Also disclaimer - I didn't measure out cups of sweet potatoes I just used 2 med-large. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2017
Awesome! Wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2015
Made exactly as written. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
loved it! followed the recipe. was looking for variety from the usual sweet potato latkes. loved the curry! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2018
Sounded so good but not to my liking. I only used 1/2 the white sugar but it was still too sweet for me. Wasn't excited about the other flavor combinations either. Won't make again. Read More
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