Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes (Pancakes) 1


When I think of Hanukkah one of the first things that comes to mind, besides presents, are latkes.
I make them every year for Hanukkah (and other holidays too).  This year I came up with a different
version that I am sure will become part of my holiday tradition.  The smoky favor of the chipotle
powder works perfectly with the sweet potato.  Try my new creation and I hope it becomes
part of your Hanukkah or any holiday celebration as well.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

5 cups grated raw sweet potatoes (about 4 medium-sized potatoes)
5 tablespoons grated onion
4 eggs, well beaten
4 tablespoons flour or matzo meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
few gratings fresh pepper
lots of Canola oil for frying

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

Peel and grate sweet potatoes.
Combine sweet potatoes, eggs, matzo meal, onion, baking powder, chipotle powder, salt and
pepper.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

Use cookie dough scooper or tablespoon to drop onto hot, well-greased skillet.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

Cook over moderate heat about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

Place pancakes on a paper-towel lined plate to soak up the extra grease.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

Serve plain or with sour cream and chopped chives.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

I like to make mine ahead of time and freeze on a foiled baking sheet.

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes

You can then re-heat at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes. This makes things less messy for
entertaining and if you can ever make something ahead of time when serving guests do so!

Chipotle Sweet Potato LatkesEasy! Done! Enjoy!

Plan-it Vicki is the brainchild of Vicki Ross, an experienced Event Planner located in Avon, a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut. Vicki has created wonderful celebrations all over Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. She and her staff provide services for small, intimate dinner parties as well as weddings, and bar and bat mitzvahs.

For help with your next event contact Plan-it Vicki 

Chipotle Sweet Potato Latkes (Pancakes)
 
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Recipe type: SideDish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 5 cups grated raw sweet potatoes (about 4 medium-sized potatoes)
  • 5 tablespoons grated onion
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 4 tablespoons flour or matzo meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1½ teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • few gratings fresh pepper
  • lots of Canola oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Combine sweet potatoes, eggs, matzo meal, onion, baking powder, chipotle powder, salt and pepper. Use cookie dough scooper or tablespoon to drop onto hot, well-greased skillet. Cook over moderate heat about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place pancakes on a paper-towel lined plate to soak up the extra grease.
  2. Serve plain or with sour cream and chopped chives.
Notes
I like to make mine ahead of time and freeze on a foiled baking sheet. You can then re-heat at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes. This makes things less messy for entertaining and if you can ever make something ahead of time when serving guests do so!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 to 3 latkes Calories: 128 Fat: 3g Saturated fat: 1g Unsaturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 21g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 672mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 93mg

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