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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

'S' is for Sweet Potato

... as in sweet potato latkes!

  • 0.5 onion, grated
  • 0.5 lbs. sweet potato, grated
  • 0.5 lbs. Yukon gold potato, grated
  • 2 tbs. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • vegetable oil
  • 4 tbs. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 - 3 springs flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1.) Preheat oven to200 degrees.  Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and place in oven (this will act as your "heat box" for the finished latkes).  Grate onion and both potatoes (length-wise to get long strands) with a box grater over a bowl.  

2.)  Lightly toss onions and potatoes together, and put mixture into a clean dish towel.  Wring out excess liquid.  Put potato mixture back in bowl and mix in flour, salt, cayenne and egg.

3.)  Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and working in batches, spoon about a quarter cup of mixture into pan.  Press mixture slightly to form a small pancake.

4.)  Cook, turning once, until golden brown.  Transfer finished latkes to wire rack in oven.  Serve with a tablespoon of plain yogurt and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.
So my latkes didn't come out... I think the potato "strands" were too thick cause they wouldn't hold their pancake shape.  So instead I just made sweet potato hash with them... it was just as good!


Amanda said...

Those look yummy! I love all things potato, and after much experimenting I've found that soaking cut potatoes in cold water for 5 minutes or so and then drying them totally helps with all things like this or oven fries (de-starchifies apparently)- I didn't do it for a long time because adding extra steps goes against my lazy cooking ethic, but at least for me it really makes a difference. Even as a hash, these babies look tasty and inventive :-)

Chris Davis said...

Looks great but I can't have flour :( I have a new recipe coming up you might like which is a vegetable hash, I'll send you a copy good for breaky or anytime of day. Cheers

CookiE said...

Oh my sweet potato! I love them, in my town it's called CAMOTE. I love your blog and recipies. You have brought me back my smile about food, you're my hero!. Thanx, I'll Follow you.