Sweet potatoes give traditional potato latkes a makeover with added color and nutrition.
2medium sized sweet potatoesgrated
½large red oniongrated
salt and pepperI used lemon pepper
Peanut oil for frying
Put the grated onion in a fine sieve and press the liquid out. The sweet potatoes don’t have as much moisture as regular potatoes but still use paper towels to absorb excess moisture.
Mix all the ingredients together while sprinkling in a tablespoon or so of flour to bind it together. Heat 3 tablespoons of peanut oil over med-high heat and carefully add spoonfuls of the potato mixture, flattened out with your hand, to the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes until browned and turn over to brown the other side. If the oil starts smoking or the latkes brown too quickly, lower the heat a bit. Drain on paper towels.