Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes

Doesn’t this combination sound good? These latkes are both savory and sweet  and served with a tangy buttermilk sauce, creamy sriracha sauce or a horseradish cocktail sauce.

When I was growing up my Dad made potato pancakes out of a box (would you believe) to go with Sauerbraten and all the fixins’. Now, I not only make potato pancakes (with real potatoes) but with some interesting ingredients such as my sauerkraut apple latkes and now these with sweet potatoes. I’m sure if my Dad was here he would approve and love them!

This recipe comes from Louisiana Cookin’… I added a couple of additional sauces.

Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes

  • 1 cup Granny Smith apple, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 3 cups sweet potato, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 2 tbsp. onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp. fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • fresh sage, chopped to garnish

Using a clean dishtowel or paper towels, place the shredded apple and sweet potatoes and squeeze until liquid is released. In a bowl, combine the apple, sweet potato, onion, flour, sage, paprika, salt and pepper, and egg and mix well.

If you own a “salad shooter” by all means use it to shred the potatoes especially. The apple is a little too soft.

In a non-stick skillet heat 2 tbsp. oil.  Make each latke using 1/4 cup scoop and flatten with a spatula to 1/2-inch thick. I like to form them in my hands. Cook a couple minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat until all of the mixture is used. Garnish with sage if desired and serve with one of the sauces below.

Tangy Buttermilk Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Combine above ingredients up to 3 days ahead. You can use low fat buttermilk and sour cream.

Creamy Sriracha Sauce (Comeback Sauce) – Quinn Caudill @ http://dadwhats4dinner.com/apple-crack-slaw-egg-rolls/

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp. Sriracha
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce

Combine above ingredients and refrigerate until serving.

Horseradish Cocktail Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. prepared horseradish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. cocktail sauce

Combine above ingredients and refrigerate until serving.

Makes 10-12 latkes


Linking to Fiesta Friday #218 and the two co-hosts Ginger @ Ginger & Bread and Julianna @ Foodie on Board 

37 thoughts on “Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes

  1. I am putting this past my husband since he loves Latkas! He actually (while I typed this) walked down stairs and asked me to try making them! Got my week planned out it seems.:D


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