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Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Latkes


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Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Latkes

A real "Gold" medal winner for your Hanukkah table or any time you serve brisket or roast turkey, sweet potato latkes are a treat.


  • Prep Time : 30 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour


4 - 6 Servings


  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons Gold's Cocktail Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons minced crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce omit if using Extra Spicy Cocktail Sauce
  • 1/2 of a medium apple, coarsely choppped
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Oil, for frying


Mix together cranberry sauce, applesauce, Gold’s Cocktail Sauce, maple syrup, ginger, hot sauce, and a pinch salt in a medium saucepan. Stir in chopped apple and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and apple just begins to soften. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Finely shred the sweet potatoes and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Place potatoes in a large bowl and add onion, eggs, flour, ancho chili powder, cumin, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt to taste. Mix well until ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Heat 1/4-inch oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Leaving liquid behind in the bowl, scoop out 1/4 c. batter and place in the oil. Flatten with a spatula to form a pancake. Repeat with remaining batter, frying no more than 4 latkes at a time.

Fry until crisp and golden brown, turning once, 3-4 minutes per side. Drain latkes on brown paper bags.

Reheat sauce, if necessary. Serve latkes immediately with warm cranberry sauce.





9 Responses to Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Latkes

  1. avatar says: fbogus

    Correction: Recipe should read, “scoop out 1/4 c. batter and place in the oil.”

  2. avatar says: Marie

    I will be making this for the holidays. Love the combination of sweet and tangy.

  3. avatar says: Cathy W

    This looks like a keeper–I love the combination of flavors. Very zesty! :)

  4. This looks like a great recipe for this year when Thanksgiving will be on Hanukkah. Congratulations for being a finalist in the recipe contest.

  5. avatar says: Margalit

    Sounds deliciouse!!

  6. “One whole whole berry cranberry sauce”????? Is that supposed to be “can”….or “bag”….or what?

  7. avatar says: Gail

    Just made these latkes and they are fantastic! Perfect for thanksgivikah.

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