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Sweet potato latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Latkes are usually served at Hanukkah time and are made with white potatoes. These instead use sweet potatoes to increase the nutrition and flavor, and they’re so good that I encourage you to eat them all year long.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, shredded
  • 2 parsnips, shredded
  • ½ white onion, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca starch
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Topping #1:

  • 1 dollop plain goat milk yogurt
  • green onions, chopped

Topping #2:

  • 1 dollop plain coconut yogurt
  • raw honey
  • cacao nibs


  1. Mix all ingredients, except the green onions and reserved butter, in a food processor and blend on high until well combined.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium pan over medium heat.
  3. Form batter into little balls and then flatten them into about a 3-inch disc.
  4. Add two or three latkes to the pan, pressing them down with a spatula.
  5. Fry for 5–7 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
  6. Top with one of the two toppings and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Side Dishes, Appetizers
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Jewish


  • Serving Size: 2 latkes
  • Calories: 298
  • Sugar: 7.3g
  • Sodium: 254mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.9g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Protein: 7.9g
  • Cholesterol: 194mg