Sweet Potato Latkes

This latke recipe is a healthy spin on a delicious classic! Featuring sweet potatoes as the key ingredient, this updated version of a Hanukkah staple will be your family’s new favorite with the same crispy edges. Happy Hanukkah!




Health Benefit: This latke recipe uses sweet potatoes as the main ingredient for added health benefits like fiber which aids bowel health, vitamin A which supports healthy vision, and beta carotene which provides antioxidants!

  • Frying pan
  • Food processor or grater
  • Large bowel
  • Dish towel or paper towel
  • Spatula
  • Large plate
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes 
  • 1 white or yellow onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • oil for frying (olive oil is a good option)

You can substitute any type of flour and/or oil you have on hand

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Grate sweet potatoes and onion; Using a dishtowel or paper towel, squeeze out as much liquid as possible
Step 2

Transfer mixture to a large bowl; Add eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, and pepper; Mix until well combined

Step 3

Pour oil into pan over medium-high heat; Once oil is hot add a heaping tablespoon of batter; Cook in batches

Step 4

Use a spatula to flatten and shape into discs; Flip after 5 minutes when latkes are brown and crispy; Cook the other side for another 5 minutes until deep brown; Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain; Sprinkle with salt 

Step 5