Sweet Potato Latkes
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: makes 3 dozen
  • *You will need a large piece of cheesecloth to fit your bowl with an overhang
  • Ingredients:
  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut in halves (If your using russet potatoes see my tip below)
  • 3 medium sweet onions
  • 4 whole eggs
  • ½ cup sweet rice flour, or regular rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons crushed black pepper
  • Grape Seed or Coconut Oil for frying
  1. Place cheesecloth into a large bowl, set aside. Grate the onions in a food processor with the grate blade or grate by hand. Transfer to the cheesecloth lined bowl. Grate the sweet potatoes and transfer to the same bowl. Check through to see if there are any large pieces that did not grate and chop those by hand.
  2. Gather the cheesecloth and squeeze as much of the liquid as you can. Discard liquid and repeat. Once most of the liquid has been extracted then remove the cheesecloth.
  3. Add the eggs, kosher salt and pepper, combine. Then add the flour and cornstarch, toss to combine well. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Add about ½ cup of oil to a large skillet set over medium high heat. Add a grated piece of onion to the skillet, it should sizzle immediately when the oil is ready for frying.
  5. Grab a handful of the mixture and squeeze it in your hands releasing as much liquid as possible to form a patty.
  6. Place latkes in the skillet leaving enough space between each to brown well. When the bottoms have browned (about 3 minutes) flip over and continue to cook for another 3 minutes or so until dark, golden brown.
  7. Transfer to an oven safe baking sheet with a cooling rack over it (the cooling rack will keep your latkes crispy in the oven). You will need to add more oil to the pan after a few batches. Let the added oil heat up before adding latkes to the skillet (once again check the oil with a small piece of onion).
  8. Note: The cooling rack set over the baking sheet keeps them crispy while cooking in the oven.
  9. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Continue the process until you have finished the mixture.
  11. With all your latkes on the baking sheet, bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Serve Hot or Room Temperature (just as delicious) with traditional applesauce
Recipe by From Jessica's Kitchen at http://fromjessicaskitchen.com/sweet-potato-latkes/