8 Days of Latkes: Day 8 • Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes

Laura Luciano. Latke Fest in Hampton Bays at the home of Laura Luciano.

Sweet potato and apples are a culinary match made in heaven. A pinch of nutmeg with a dash of cinnamon tastes just like autumn.


Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes
2 pounds of sweet potatoes, scrubbed and peeled
1 large onion, peeled
2 large eggs, whisked
1 apple, peeled and cored
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of cracked pepper
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Coconut oil for frying

A dollop of goat cheese with maple glazed ham.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Coarsely grate the sweet potatoes, apple and onion by hand. Place in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible. In a large bowl, fold in the eggs, sea salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add the coconut fat; approximately ¼ cup. Place a large spoonful of the sweet potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form ½-inch thick patties; 3-inch rounds.

Cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes. Turn latkes over and cook about 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with touch of sea salt. Add more coconut oil to the skillet as needed. Keep latkes warm in the oven at 200 degrees until ready to serve. Serves 15.

Recipe by Laura Luciano

See all the other latke recipes here at 8 Days of Latkes.