sweet potato & apple latkes

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One of my favorite flavor combinations is sweet potatoes mixed with apples and onions. These little hashbrown-style latkes are a beautiful accompaniment to pork loin stuffed with apricots or a hearty beef roast that’s been slow cooked in a Dutch oven with horseradish.

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated

1 cup grated apple

1 cup grated onion

2 eggs

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

canola oil or peanut oil for frying

salt and pepper

optional toppings: sour cream and/or Sriracha hot sauce

Heat an inch of oil in a large, heavy skillet. You’ll want to adjust the heat as you cook so the latkes get done quickly enough not to soak up a lot of oil…but slow enough to cook them all the way through without burning. I think making them small is the key to getting the right balance.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Latke mixture should be moldable…if you need to add a little more flour to get the right consistency, that’s okay. Form into small, flat patties (a little smaller than the palm of your hand,) and gently drop them into the oil. Don’t crowd the pan…I usually do three or four at a time. When deep golden brown, flip and cook the other side. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spatula. Salt and pepper the latkes, and serve with sour cream and Sriracha hot sauce if you wish.



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  9 comments for “sweet potato & apple latkes

  1. October 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    These sound amazing and I love the combination of apple with onion! I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution as always). Thanks for continuing to inspire me with your creations…

    • Melissa
      October 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Thank YOU! 😉

  2. Trudi
    October 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I just made these,They taste wonderful! I have made an apple pie and an apple cake and had a few apples left, this was the perfect recipe to round out my apple recipe day!

    • Melissa
      October 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      YAY! so pleased you liked them Trudi! one of my favorites! xoxo and thanks for visiting 🙂

  3. December 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    These sound wonderful but I wonder if I can substitute coconut flour for wheat flour as I have an intolerance for wheat (and nut flours as well)

    • Melissa
      December 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      I bet you could, Allegra 🙂 please let me know how it turns out! thanks for visiting. XO

  4. December 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I plan on trying it tomorrow…I’ll let you know.

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