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Crispy Sweet Potato Latkes

These Crispy Sweet Potato Latkes are the perfect side dish for Easter, or if they’re made with matzo meal, for Passover. These guys are sweet and soft on the inside, salty and crispy on the outside. If you have a sweeter palate, serve with sweetened yogurt, but if you’re into the sweet and salty aspect of things, serve seasoned lemon Greek yogurt. Either way, you’ll keep coming back for me. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy latkes, latkes, sweet potato latkes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 latkes
Calories 208 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 small onion, shredded
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated or finely minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup honey greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Place shredded sweet potatoes and onions in a thin dishtowel. Squeeze out as much moisture as you can. Place in a medium bowl and stir with onion,garlic, egg, flour, garlic powder and salt until just combined.

  2. Form the sweet potato mixture into six large patties or ten small ones. Be sure you don't pack them in too tight, you want them to be a little flat with scraggly edges.

  3. Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over a medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add oil. When the oil is hot, add a tiny bit of the potato mixture and if it sizzles, it's ready. Add the latkes. Be sure to not overcrowd the pan, if needed, work in batches. Cook the sweet potato latkes until crispy and golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side, it should take a little bit less time.

  4. Remove the latkes from the oil and drain on paper towels. Serve with yogurt.

  5. While the latkes cook, mix the honey yogurt with cinnamon. Season with a little bit of salt if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Sweet Potato Latkes
Amount Per Serving (1 latke)
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 452mg20%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 10795IU216%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.