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Sweet Potato Latkes with Cinnamon

Sweet Potato Latkes with Cinnamon


For those sweet-toothed people out there (like me), these sweet potato latkes are perfect. Even better, they are easy to make using canned sweet potato puree. (Pumpkin puree can also be substituted.) The taste of these latkes is a welcome twist on the traditional, and they will also add a little color to your plate.

  • 15 oz can of pumpkin /sweet potato puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice


Mix pureed sweet potato or pumpkin with flour, spices (I made these very spicy, but you can lessen the spice for a more mild flavor), and sugar. Drop spoonfuls (carefully--oil can really burn) into pre-heated oil. Fry each side for about three minutes, or until light brown. Lightly lift out of the hot oil with a slotted spatula and place on a pan or tray lined with paper towels. The latkes can then be eaten right away or kept in a 300 degree oven to stay warm.

Chava Leiba Sneiderman grew up on the college campus of The University of Delaware, where her parents direct the Chabad House. She is currently a junior at Bais Rivkah High School in Brooklyn, NY.
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Richard Lee Standley Lincoln, NE December 27, 2011

Thank You! Now I will try and make some. Reply

Chava Morristown, New Jersey December 27, 2011

flour This was originally posted as part of a how to plan a chanukah party article. There it was noted that it calls for 1/4 cup flour. Reply

Mom & Dad Bernstein via December 3, 2010

SWEET POTATO LATKES Happy Chanukah & Good Shabbat! Reply

Richard Lee Standley Lincoln, Nebraska December 1, 2010

Suggestion for flour quantity Anonoymous from Kfar Yona, try using 1/2 cup flour (+ or -) working for a stiff batter, moist but not runny. I am going to try baking on a air bake cookie sheet covered with easy release non-stick aluminum foil for 15 minutes and then flip and bake another 10 minutes. I'll have to play it "by ear". I am using the NO-FRY LATKE and CURRIED SWEET POTATO LATKE recipes for guides. These look so good that I just can't wait for Chava's answer. Some comments about these recipes are over a year-old and are still unanswered. Reply

Richard Lee Standley Lincoln, Nebraska December 1, 2010

Yes. How much flour? This read so gooood but then: "Mix . . . with flour . . . ." This is new to me I wouldn't begin to know how to fake it. I've never made a latke before in my life. Come back dear Chava, and tell us how! If we don't hear back soon I'll drop you a note at your HS in Brooklyn. Because you've got our interest up. I like both cinnamon and sweet potatoes these should be good. Reply

Anonymous kfar yona, israel via November 29, 2010

flour there isnt any flour in the recepe Reply

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