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Time Required:
30 minutes

Sweet Potato Latkes


1 large sweet potato(or yam)-shredded (about 12 oz.)
1 1/2tsp kosher salt
1/2c minced shallots
1 large egg (beaten)
1/4c flour
2T brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Mix 1 1/2tsp. kosher salt with sweet potato
  • Place in cheese cloth set over colander and allow to rest for 15 minutes while you gather remaining ingredients
  • Gather the edges of the cheese cloth around the handle of a wooden spoon and twist to remove as much liquid as you can. (the drier the mixture, the crispier the latke)
  • Combine sweet potato with remaining ingredients
  • scoop 2T of latke mixture and carefully drop into hot oil, cooking about 4 latkes at a time being careful not to crowd the pan.
  • cook 3-4 minutes per side until the latkes appear golden and crispy on each side.
  • remove from oil and place on rack or paper towel and season immediately with a pinch of  salt, sugar and cinnamon
  • Serve immediately with iced cream or keep warm in a 200˚ oven (they’re best kept on a rack of some kind.
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