Autumn Latkes

I love latkes but we don’t often think to make them because we don’t often have potatoes in our pantry. The fall weather makes me crave sweet potatoes, though, so I recently picked up a few at the grocery store. I don’t recall exactly what inspired this recipe. I’ve seen latke recipes with various ingredients beyond the potatoes—from other vegetables to cheeses. I chose to incorporate apples because I had them the house. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor: slightly sweet and tangy. We ate the whole batch in one sitting. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Ingredients
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
1 small white onion, diced
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and coarsely grated
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 C white rice flour
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp coconut oil
Sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish

Method

Toss the grated sweet potatoes, onion, apple and eggs in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, stir salt and rice flour together.

Mix the dry ingredients into the large bowl with the wet ingredients.

Heat oil in large pan over medium low.

Spoon 1/4 C of the latke mixture on the pan; depending on the size of your pan, you should be able to fit more than one. Using a spoon or fork, gently pat down the mixture to flatten it.

Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown, and flip carefully. Cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes on the second side.

Remove latkes from pan and place on a plate (with a paper towel or napkin to soak up any excess oil if needed). Repeat steps 5 through 7 until all the latke mixture has been cooked.

Before serving, plate the latkes on a platter and sprinkle cinnamon to garnish and highlight the apple and sweet potato flavors.

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Autumn Latkes

  • Servings: 14-16 latkes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
1 small white onion, diced
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and coarsely grated
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 C white rice flour
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp coconut oil
Sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish

Method

  1. Toss the grated sweet potatoes, onion, apple and eggs in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, stir salt and rice flour together.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into the large bowl with the wet ingredients.
  4. Heat oil in large pan over medium low.
  5. Spoon 1/4 C of the latke mixture on the pan; depending on the size of your pan, you should be able to fit more than one. Using a spoon or fork, gently pat down the mixture to flatten it.
  6. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown, and flip carefully. Cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes on the second side. 
  7. Remove latkes from pan and place on a plate (with a paper towel or napkin to soak up any excess oil if needed). Repeat steps 5 through 7 until all the latke mixture has been cooked.
  8. Before serving, plate the latkes on a platter and sprinkle cinnamon to garnish and highlight the apple and sweet potato flavors.

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