Sweet Potato Latkes


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled & shredded
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a towel and squeeze out as much water as possible. Let sit and the re-squeeze.
  2. In a large bow, combine sweet potatoes, eggs, brown sugar, flour, cloves, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet.
  4. Form into pancake size cakes, and fry in hot oil. Flip cakes after 2-3 minutes and brown other side.
  5. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.


We are going to try this again roasting them.

Cooking time (duration): 30

Number of servings (yield): 8

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