Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes

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This easy 5-ingredient Sweet Potato Latkes recipe is a healthier take on the traditional deep fried potato pancakes. Such a tasty sweet potato recipe!

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes - a healthier sweet potato pancake!
Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes Recipe

These latkes 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!

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.
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Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes

125 Cals 4.5 Protein 11 Carbs 7 Fats
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
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

Instructions

  • Cut the sweet potato in half so it fits easily into the spiralizer.
  • Spiralize with the smaller noodle blade of the spiralizer. Cut into smaller pieces, about 5 inches long.
  • Mix together the sweet potatoes, scallions, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. When hot add 1 teaspoon of oil and swirl around the pan.
  • 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.
  • 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

Serving: 3latkes, Calories: 125kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 4.5g, Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 194mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g
WW Points Plus: 3
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Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes – an easier, healthier, sweet potato pancake.

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54 comments

  1. Can these sweet potato latkes be baked instead? What temperature and how long?

    If yes, would you add flour to keep them together? How much?

    Thank you.

  2. These were so easy, pretty, and tasty! Definitely satisfied my latke craving  in a healthier way. I didn’t have scallion so I tossed in some sweet onion. I was surprised that they latkes actually held together. As long as I had the heat on medium (I turned it down at one point and those did not hold together as well, but still yummy).  I’m sure they would be great using spiralized butternut squash in place of the potatoes to lighten them up more. 

  3. These little cakes were the bomb.  My fiancé is not much of a veggie eater, but he loved these!

    Couple of notes, though:
    1) My cheapo, primitive spiralizer was not up to the task, so I ended up using a box grater for the sweet potatoes.  Not too bad.
    2) The mixture was too wet, so I added whole wheat flour to the mixture before dividing it into rounds.  It helped to bind them much better.

    I will definitely be making this recipe again 🙂

  4. Which spiralizer do you recommend?

  5. I made these as a side dish with dinner tonight. They were delicious!! I’ll be saving this recipe and making these over and over…….

  6. This recipe is amazing and super easy! <3

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  8. Can’t wait to try these for breakfast instead of hash browns. Can these be frozen?

  9. Will this recipe also work with butternut squash?

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  11. If you do not have a spiralizer, what can you use instead?

  12. Just wanted to say thank you! I made these for Day 5 of the Whole 30 for breakfast and they were a delight! If you shop or are near “Penzey’s Spices” their blend called “Sunny Paris” was perfect with these. (I lacked scallions.) 

  13. I LOVE THESE!! #Latkesfordays
    Being on whole30 has left me hating sweet potatos, until I got my Spiralizer!! This is a great recipe, I’ve made them several days in a row!! 

  14. I made these and they are stunningly delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  15. Delicious!  Made these for dinner tonight and they were a hit.  I will say it’s almost impossible to make 12 of them with this amount of ingredients….the spiralized potato is very difficult to separate into small portions.  I ended up making five of them instead of 12.  I served with a dollop of low-fat sour cream and they were delicious.  Very simple yet tasty.  Love that spiralizer! 

  16. Has anyone tried grating the sweet potato? I don't have a spiralizer so i'm wondering if grating them will work?