Curried Sweet Potato Latkes

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 8 mins

A different bit of latke from Chicago chef Erwin Drechsler.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together flour, curry powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, red pepper, cumin, and paprika in a large bowl; stir eggs into dry ingredients to make thick batter; add sweet potatoes and salt and black pepper to taste, mix well Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat; drop enough batter into hot oil to form 4-inch latkes when pressed down, do not crowd skillet.
  2. Fry in batches until golden, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Drain on paper towels.
Most Helpful

Absoloutly addictive! I fried in veg oil then switched to salt-free Becel for the second batch both were delicious.

Miss_Amanda January 21, 2010

These are wonderfully different and savory dispite the sugars in the recipe. For dietary reasons I used egg substitute and chose to bake them at high heat using Chias method for her baked potatoe latkes, and they turned out nice and crisp on the outside. I served with South American Flank Steak #170400 and they paired well. Next time I think I might add a bit of minced onion to the mixture. I can only imagine how good these are fried. Thank you Hey Jude for sharing the recipe. Its one I'll be making again.

BonnieZ June 07, 2006