Sweet Potato Latkes


1 medium yellow onion

1 pound golden potato

1 pound sweet potato

4 Tablespoons flour

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

2 eggs, lightly beaten

vegetable oil

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup horseradish- optional


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Put a wire rack on a baking sheet and place in the oven.
  • Grate the onion  into a large bowl. Grate both potatoes into the same bowl, grating down the length of the potato to get long strands. Toss the potatoes with the onions as you work to keep them from discoloring.
  • Put potato mixture in a clean dish towel and wring out excess liquid. Then place them back into the bowl and toss the potato mixture with flour, salt, and cayenne. Next, stir in the egg.
  • In a large heavy skillet heat a 1/4 inch of oil on a medium heat. Working in batches, spoon about 1/4 cup of the latke mixture into the skillet, pressing lightly to form 3 inch pancake.
  • Make sure not to overcrowd the pan. Cook, turning once, until golden brown. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes for each side. Transfer to the rack in the oven while you cook the remaining pancakes.
  • You can serve them with a dollop of sour cream and if you want to make them spicy throw on some horseradish!