So for this dinner I needed something vastly different using ingredients I had in the pantry. I had a few sweet potatoes that I really wanted to use, and so after searching through some of my favorite blogs for ideas, I came upon these sweet potato latkes on Eat, Live, Run. Just a few staple ingredients, a little mixing together, a little frying, and bam, done. I don't generally like to fry things in my kitchen, but because you only need a little bit of oil for these, that wasn't a problem. I ate them with a little bit of pure maple syrup on top and they were so satisfying! I guess you probably would normally serve these as breakfast or as a side dish to a meal, but since it was just me, I decided to just make these my main dish and eat a simple salad on the side. I will definitely be making these again! I also would love to experiment with these a bit too- I'm thinking chipotle sweet potato latkes... And I also really need to make traditional potato latkes sometime as well.
Sweet Potato Latkes
Makes about 8 latkes
2 small to medium sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Canola oil, for frying
Maple syrup, optional
1. In a large bowl, mix together the shredded potatoes, eggs, flour, salt and cinnamon.
2. Add about a tbsp of canola oil to a large skillet, and heat over medium-high heat. When hot, using wet hands, form your latkes, and place in skillet. (This will probably take you two batches- four latkes per batch). Fry about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining latkes.
3. Serve warm. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired!
Source: Eat, Live, Run