Sweet potato latkes

By Penny Krugman Howard on October 12th, 2023
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Latkes are a symbolic food, a Jewish reminder of the miracle of Hanukkah. Opting for sweet potatoes rather than white potatoes in our latke recipe may help us feel healthier, if not holier. Sweet potatoes provide lots of vitamin A and have more vitamin C than white potatoes. But we think you'll prefer these Sweet Potato Latkes based on their taste alone.

Yield: 4-6 servings

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  • 3 cups (packed) grated sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • ½ cup grated onion
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Applesauce or sour cream for topping


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet until hot.
  3. Spoon batter into skillet and flatten, forming small pancakes.
  4. Fry on both sides until brown.
  5. Drain and serve with your favourite topping.