Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 mins

This is a family favorite! You can add in some cumin, cayenne and cinnamon too. You might want to increase the recipe to 3 pounds of sweet potatoes along with the other ingredients, these are so good! If you are adding in the cumin, cayenne and cinnamon, then omit fresh garlic. Yield is only estimated depending on the size of pancake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl stir together grated sweet potatoes, onions, flour, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat enough oil to cover bottom of a large skillet.
  3. In batches, spoon a heaping tablesooon batter onto hot oil and flatten slightly with fork or spoon.
  4. Cook for about 1-1/2 minutes on each side (depending on how crispy you want them).
  5. Transfer to a paper towel.
  6. Delicious!
Most Helpful

These are awesome just the way they are. I am always afraid of latkes because I really don't like undercooked potatoes, but these were really great. All I had were spring onions, which are sort of between regular yellow and green onions and I think that the green part really add to the yum factor.
I may try to spice them up sometime too, but I made them this way and really enjoyed them. I normally do NOT like using EVOO for cooking as I find most brands develop an off flavor, but I found one that doesn't do that and used it. I really added to the flavor!! LOVE IT, thank you so much!

Jennifer Michele March 13, 2013

I thought these were really good! I scaled it down to four pancakes, and added cumin, paprika, and ancho chile coarse salt. I will try and make them crispier next time.

Barbell Bunny April 16, 2011

I did not like these at all. It took a lot of effort to peel and grate the potatoes and I couldn't even eat these when cooked. I used onion and garlic and cut back on the egg as suggested by one reviewer. They took a really long time to cook up and they tasted awful.

agent_attardo April 15, 2008