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Sweet Potato Latkes

These Sweet Potato Latkes are a healthier, gluten-free version of classic potato latkes. They’re made with shredded sweet potato, flavored with onions and scallions, and fried to crispy perfection!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Hanukkah
Keyword: sweet potato latke recipe, sweet potato latkes
Method: Frying
Servings: 10
Author: Lexi


  • 1 large sweet potato about 16 ounces
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 2 scallions diced
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Oil for frying I love avocado oil


  • Peel and grate the potato (you can use a food processor or grate by hand) then place in a bowl of cold water and set aside.
  • Peel and grate the onions.
  • 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.
  • Place mixture into a bowl, along with scallions, eggs, tapioca, salt and baking powder and mix well.
  • Heat 1/2 cup of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 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.
  • Serve with hot with apple sauce or sour cream and enjoy!


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