Sweet Potato Latkes

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Want a sweet, salty, and flavorful taste in the morning? Try out these sweet potato latkes. Latke is a Jewish term for pancake. These often refer to pancakes made from grated potatoes, like in this recipe.

This recipe calls for a few organic items such as; sweet potatoes, an onion, and whole grain flour. With the use of organic items, it feels like it’s straight from the farm. The recipe additionally calls for eggs, salt, pepper, and coconut oil.

These ingredients make for a healthier breakfast meal. Sweet potatoes are high in nutrients which include beta carotene, fiber, potassium, iron, and magnesium. These potatoes, also, contain several vitamins including: C, B3, B5, and B6. Coconut oil is also a healthy alternative to cooking with butter. There are fats in coconut oil, but it is cholesterol-free.

The recipe is easy to make and allows for some creativity. You can substitute other potatoes for a variety of tastes. Sweet potatoes will have more of a creamier texture (on the inside) and nectarous taste. However, white potatoes will take on the flavor of hash-browns. You may also want to experiment with red or blue potatoes for new flavors.

This is an easy, time-effective, and delicious option for breakfast. You can bring a unique flavor into your kitchen with the use of sweet potatoes or try some homemade hash-browns. Either way, it’s a tasty treat for the morning blues.

Description by Ashley Horst

Sources:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-reasons-to-love-sweet-potatoes.html

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, scrubbed and unpeeled
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • ⅓ cup whole grain flour
  • Coconut oil, for frying
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, shred potatoes and onions. Add eggs and flour; mix thoroughly. Let sit for a few minutes. Some liquid will form at the bottom, stir it up each time you take a scoop out.
  2. In a frying pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon oil. Scoop ½ cup of potato mixture into hot pan in a pancake shape. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Fry for about 4-5 minutes and then flip.
  3. Continue to fry until desired color and crunchiness is obtained.

Keep warm in a low degree oven (200 degrees) on baking sheet or any oven safe plate. Any potatoes can be substituted in this recipe. White potatoes seem to be the best for hash-brown lovers. Sweet potatoes are fun for a different experience.


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About Regina Roberts 9 Articles
If someone could describe me in one sentence they would say, “She is fun and makes awesome food to eat”. I am a wife and mother of 4. I started out by watching The Food Network; my favorite cook to watch/learn from is Alton Brown. I love how he can teach you recipes, as well as explain how they work scientifically. I LOVE IT, and everyone around me loves it too. My family doesn’t like to go out to eat because “the food just isn’t as good”. I hope you enjoy the recipes you find here and you enjoy cooking them as much as I do!