In 2013, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapped for the first time in many years. We called it Thanksgivukkah! As a nod to this amazing confluence, I made these Sweet Potato Latkes to marry the spirit of these two family and feast holidays.
Makes 10-12 Latkes
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & grated
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1/2 onion, peeled & grated
- 1/2 cup matzo meal or all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- vegetable oil for frying
- sour cream, apple sauce & cinnamon for garnish
- Peel sweet potatoes and process with grating blade in food processor or grate by hand with box grater. Set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, beat eggs and add grated sweet potato, onion and rest of ingredients. Add more matzo meal or flour if mixture seems too wet.
- Form 3-4” patties with your hands.
- Heat 2-3 tbsp of oil on medium heat in sauté pan.
- Place patties down carefully in hot oil and let cook for 3-4 minutes on one side until you can see a little brown peeking out from underneath.
- Carefully flip latkes away from your face and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Remove latkes from pan and place on paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil. Keep warm in oven on lowest setting until all latkes cooked.
- Serve with apple sauce and sour cream with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top.