Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes

 Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes - a healthier sweet potato pancake!

5-ingredient Sweet Potato Latkes – a healthier take on the traditional deep fried potato pancakes, these are lightly pan fried in a small amount of olive oil, made with sweet potatoes instead of white and made EASY by using a spiralizer because it eliminates the need to grate the potatoes, which can take a lot of time. With the spiralizer, it only takes minutes. Of course, if you don’t have a spiralizer you can grate them with a box grater instead.

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes - a healthier sweet potato pancake!

The ingredients are simple: sweet potatoes, scallions, garlic and egg. I knew I wanted to lightly saute them in a pan with just a trace amount of oil and tried to see if they would hold without using flour and they worked out perfect, so they are kosher, gluten-free, whole30 and paleo-friendly. You’ll want to make them and eat them right away, they are best when they are hot. These go perfect with Braised Brisket – enjoy!

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes

5-ingredient Sweet Potato Latkes – a healthier take on the traditional deep fried potato pancakes, these are lightly pan fried in a small amount of olive oil, made with sweet potatoes instead of white and made EASY by using a spiralizer because it eliminates the need to grate the potatoes, which can take a lot of time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large (11 oz peeled) sweet potato, peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. Cut the sweet potato in half so it fits easily into the spiralizer.
  2. Spiralize with the smaller noodle blade of the spiralizer. Cut into smaller pieces, about 5 inches long.
  3. Mix together the sweet potatoes, scallions, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. When hot add 1 teaspoon of oil and swirl around the pan.
  5. Using a fork, grab some of the sweet potato mixture (roughly 1/3 cup), and gently place it in the skillet lightly pressing down with the fork. You can fit 4 on the skillet.
  6. Cook until golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes then flip with a spatula. Use the spatula to press them down to flatten and cook until golden, about 3 more minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 3 latkes

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 5
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 125
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 93mg
  • Sodium: 194mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 4.5g

 

 

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes – an easier, healthier, sweet potato pancake.