Sweet Potato Latkes for Hanukkah

by Anthony Salemme, contributing Chef

Happy Hanukkah!

1 ½ pound sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded

1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine

3 tablespoons chives, chopped fine

3 eggs

½ cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt – 2 teaspoons black pepper

1 cup vegetable oil for frying

(Sour Cream – Apples – applesauce)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Fry 1/3 cup portions of potato mixture in batches so that you have 16 equal size pancakes. Flatten the pancakes when you place them in the oil. Keep warm in a 300F oven until ready to serve.


Place 2 pancakes on each plate, top each with applesauce, stewed apples or sour cream with chives


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