Celebrate Hanukkah the Paleo Way With Sweet Potato Latkes

December 7th, 2015

Gather your loved ones, light the menorah, and pass around platters of this classic crispy Hanukkah treat. Instead of using the usual white potatoes, we swapped in grated sweet potatoes, apples, and onion to add some more flavor and color.

Sweet Potato Latkes

Yield: 24 latkes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


2 sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
1 large onion, grated
1 apple, cored, peeled, and grated
4 eggs
1 tablespoon coconut flour
Pinch nutmeg
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Coconut oil

Unsweetened apple sauce, to serve
Sour cream, to serve
Scallions, sliced on the bias, to serve


Mix grated sweet potatoes, onion, and apple together in a large bowl. Then mix in eggs, coconut flour, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add in a spoonful of coconut oil. Allow the oil to get up to temperature. Working in batches, take small handfuls of batter and drop onto the hot skillet. Press down gently to form little rounds (about 3 inches across). Cook for 3–5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy, and the sweet potatoes are done all the way through. Repeat with the rest of the batter, adding in more coconut oil when necessary.

Serve with applesauce and sour cream as desired. Sprinkle with sliced scallions.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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This article is related to: Gluten-Free, Hanukkah, Paleo, Sweet Potato Recipes, Vegetarian

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