Sweet Potato Latkes

These Gluten Free Sweet Potato Latkes are a twist on the traditional. They’re slightly sweet and savory, crispy on the outside and perfect served with either apple or cranberry sauce! Made gluten and dairy-free!

Healthy sweet potato latkes dipped in apple sauce.Sweet Potato Latkes

I have to admit, I love a classic Potato Latkes, but these Sweet Potato Latkes have a special place in my heart too! They’re a twist on the classic, made a bit more nutritious thanks to the extra nutrients in the sweet potato, but still super delicious. Whether or not you serve yours with sour cream or applesauce, you are going to love these! These are also gluten-free, but nobody is going to know the difference! Serve hot and crispy and make extra because these are going to go fast!

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Latkes

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Scallions
  • Eggs
  • Tapioca Flour
  • Sea Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Oil, for frying

Potato Latke Pro Tips:

  • Don’t wear a shirt you care about while making these! The oil can spatter.
  • Make a tiny one to test in case you want to adjust salt for remaining batches.
  • I keep my strainer near by so I can strain extra liquid as needed.
  • After grating potatoes, place into a bowl of cold water. This helps bring out some of the starch!

Fry the latkes an hour or two ahead, place them on baking sheets in a single layer, then re-heat them in the oven when ready to serve! They taste best when hot and crispy!

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Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

These Gluten Free Sweet Potato Latkes are a twist on the traditional. They’re slightly sweet and savory, crispy on the outside and perfect served with either apple or cranberry sauce! Made gluten and dairy-free!

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (about 16 ounces)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 scallions, sliced fine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Oil for frying (we use avocado here)

For serving:

Instructions

  1. Peel and grate the potatoes (you can use a food processor or grate by hand) then place in a bowl of cold water and set aside.
  2. Peel and grate the onions.
  3. Add both potato and onion mixture to a fine mesh strainer lined with a cheese cloth or a thin kitchen towel and strain as much excess water out as possible.
  4. Place mixture into a bowl, along with scallions, eggs, tapioca, salt and baking powder and mix well.
  5. Heat 1/2 cup of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Once oil is hot, make patties out of the potato mixture (squeeze out even more excess liquid as you make patties) and pan-fry batches until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side. Add more oil as needed.
  7. Serve with hot with applesauce or sour cream and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 potato latkes
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg

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November 17, 2013

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  1. I love the sound of Apple spice sweet potato latkes. I don’t see where the apples are added in the directions.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes! My husband is Jewish and we were looking for a healthier option for one his favorites, Latkes! We can’t wait to make them! You made my day 🙂

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