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What’s For Dinner? Sweet Potato Latkes

Oh how I love these tasty little latkes! They are a great side dish with prime rib or steak…add a little dollop of sour cream…heaven!

Sweet Potato Latkes

Worth the effort.  Healthy.  Delish! My kind of food!

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Sweet Potato Latkes


  • 1 lb sweet potato or yam (peeled & grated)
  • 1 onion (grated)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp curry (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Combine the grated sweet potato, grated onion, and lemon juice. Put the mixture into a towel and squeeze out all the moisture.
  2. Then put it all into a bowl and add the eggs, green onions, flour and spices. Combine.

There are 2 ways you can cook these:

  1. You can cook them in a frying pan, using 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying OR
  2. We like to use a pancake griddle, and lightly spray it with Pam. Uses a fraction of the oil, and works just as well!

Now it’s time to cook them:

  1. Just scoop large spoonfuls of mix, and flatten them with a spatula.
  2. Fry for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. If you want to make the whole batch up at the same time, put the cooked latkes in a 300 degree oven until dinner time!


Don’t make the latkes too big, or they won’t cook properly.


Sweet Potato Latkes

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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    Marie C.
    March 1, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Oh my goodness, these look so good!! It makes me want to make them. Guess I need to run to the grocery store! My family loves latkes, but we haven’t tried it with sweet potatoes. (Why? I have no idea.) Thanks for sharing! I saw your post on Not Just a Housewife’s “Show Me What You Got” and am now following your blog.

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    March 1, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Yummm! Going to make these soon!

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    March 1, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    March 2, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    YUM!! I just had a sweet potatoe today for lunch-they are so easy and delish. I’ll try this out next time. :o)

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    JE Melton
    March 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    These look delicious! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma
    March 3, 2011 at 4:49 AM

    I always forget the step of squeezing out the moisture…maybe that’s why mine were soggy…LOL…thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday.

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    Handy Man, Crafty Woman
    March 3, 2011 at 5:30 AM

    oh man, Ive tried to make these before but can’t get them to come out right. I’ll have to try it again .

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    The Crafty Gals
    March 3, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    Yum, these look so delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    March 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    YUM! These look great! We make the regular ones for Hanukkah every year, but I’ve been dying to try sweet potato.

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    March 3, 2011 at 4:29 PM


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    Miz Helen
    March 3, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Hi Jo Anna,
    I can hardly wait to try your Sweet Potato Latkes, they look so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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    Michelle @ On and Off My Plate
    March 3, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Lovely…I so enjoy sweet potatoes but get tired of making them the same way each week. This will twist things up!

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    Mrs. Taylor
    March 3, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    I’m one of thos weird people who usually steers clear of sweet potatoes…I have no excuses, I know. I WANT to eat them because they are good for you. I may just have to try this recipe and see if it doesn’t cure my aversion to sweet potatoes.

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    March 3, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    This is fantastic, I have to try this soon! Visiting from Momnivore’s Dilemma and I am a new follower!
    Have a great evening!

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    Miz Helen
    March 10, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Congratulations Jo Anna,
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week 3-10-11. In addition you will also be featured on Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-13-11. Be sure to pick up your Red Plate and Enjoy!

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