Sweet Potato Latkes
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Serves: about a dozen
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • pinch salt
  • canola oil, for frying
  • Cranberry sauce (recipe below)
  • Greek yogurt (I mixed mine with maple syrup and ground cinnamon!)
  1. Grate the potatoes and the apple using the coarse holes of a box grater. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg until beaten. Add the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, and salt. Stir to combine. Add the grated potatoes and apple, and stir to coat everything with the egg and spice mixture.
  3. Add oil to a large skillet, so that there's 1/4 inch of oil in the pan. Heat to medium-high. When oil starts to smoke, or a small drop of the batter sizzles when added to the pan, we're ready to fry our latkes.
  4. Form patties of potato-apple mixture with your hands. What I did was grab a 1/4-cup portion, form a ball with my hands, and flatten slightly before placing carefully in the oil. Working in batches (don't crowd the latkes, go for 3-4 at a time), fry for 2-3 minutes on both sides. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt and cranberry sauce. Enjoy!
To make cranberry sauce:
  1. Place 1.5 cups of fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 cup sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Once cranberries start popping, bring heat down to low, but keep covered. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Stir in 1 tsp fresh lemon juice and garnish with lemon zest.
Recipe by Total Noms at http://totalnoms.com/2013/11/sweet-potato-latkes/