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Sweet Potato and Scallion Latkes

  • Servings:

    Serves 45 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    30 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    30 minutes


2 lb. sweet potato, peeled and grated
6 scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup safflower oil, divided
Sweet Potato and Scallion Latkes


1. In a large bowl, combine grated sweet potatoes with scallion slices, flour, eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
2. In a large heavy frying pan, heat 1/4 cup safflower oil until a few shreds of latke mixture sizzle when added (about 1.5 minutes). Drop spoonfuls (about 1/8 cup) of batter into pan, flattening with a slotted spatula. Cook until one side is browned, about 2 minutes, and then cook other side until brown and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes more. Cook only as many at a time as will fit comfortably in the pan. (The first 1/4 cup oil should yield 15 latkes.)
3. Remove cooked latkes with spatula to a cookie sheet lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Keep warm in a low oven (200 degrees F) until ready to serve.
4. After 15 latkes are finished, pour another 1/4 cup oil into the pan and make another 15. Pour remaining < cup oil in pan to cook the last 15.
5. Serve warm with bowls of applesauce, plain yogurt, or sour cream. (Not included in nutritional analysis.)
Cooks tip: As a side dish, 3 to 4 latkes per person are plenty. But if you're having a latke supper, 4 to 6 latkes would be more appropriate.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, November - December 2006


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 45
Base Nutrients
Calories 54 kcal (3%)
Calories from Fat 81 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 9 g (14%)
Saturated Fat 6 g (30%)
Cholesterol 10 mg (3%)
Sodium 20 mg (1%)
Total Carbohydrates 7 g (2%)
Dietary Fiber 4 g (16%)
Protein 5 g (8%)
Vitamin A 47 IU (0%)
Vitamin C 5 mg (6%)
Calcium 10 mg (1%)
Iron 6 mg (33%)