Sweet Potato-Apple Latkes

We livened up traditional latkes by using sweet potatoes and adding tart apples and cinnamon. This Hanukah favorite is ready in only 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6


medium sweet potatoes, peeled
small tart apples, peeled
cup finely chopped onion
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch freshly ground pepper
eggs, lightly beaten
Canola oil for frying

  • 1 In large bowl, shred sweet potatoes and apples (in this order to keep apples from oxidizing) by rubbing them across the large holes of a hand or box grater; lightly blot excess moisture with paper towel. Stir in all remaining ingredients except oil until blended.
  • 2 In large skillet, heat 1/4-inch oil over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until hot (exact oil amount needed will vary depending on the size of your skillet). Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil, flattening batter to form 2- to 3-inch pancakes. Fry 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and edges are bubbly. Drain on paper towels placed on a plate; serve hot.

Expert Tips

To make your potato pancakes a little more nutritious, use trans fat free oil for frying.

If desired, serve with applesauce or sour cream.