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Sweet Potato and Zucchini Latkes

this Hanukkah favorite yields a delightfully crispy and slightly sweet pancake. Prepare the batter just before cooking to prevent excess liquid and soggy cakes; pour off any excess liquid while cooking, if necessary. These lacy latkes are delicate, so don't press down too hard on them once they're in the pan. Make-ahead tip: The latkes can be made up to 6 hours in advance and kept covered at room temperature. Reheat on a baking sheet (preferably dark-bottomed) at 375°F until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  Zucchini 1⁄2 Pound, ends trimmed (1 medium sized)
  Sweet potato 3⁄4 Pound (peeled)
  Minced onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large, lightly beaten
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Canola oil 3 Tablespoon

1. Slice zucchini lengthwise and remove seeds. Coarsely grate zucchini and potato in a food processor or with a hand grater; transfer to a medium bowl. Add onion, egg, salt, and pepper; stir to combine.
2. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working with half the mixture at a time, add zucchini-potato mixture by heaping tablespoons to skillet, gently flattening with the back of the spoon as you go. Cook until the edges are golden, 1 to 2 minutes, then flip and cook until bottom is golden, about 1 minute more (adjust heat if necessary to prevent burning). Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and remaining zucchini mixture. Serve latkes hot with applesauce on the side, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Sweet Potatoe Latkes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 83 Calories from Fat 37

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.5%

Saturated Fat 0.42 g2.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 17.6 mg5.9%

Sodium 63.7 mg2.7%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.3%

Sugars 1.5 g

Protein 1 g2.4%

Vitamin A 81.6% Vitamin C 6.5%

Calcium 1.4% Iron 1.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


AnjaliD's picture
I never tried the combination of sweet potatoes and zucchini before.
CinnamonRed1's picture
That sounds yummy... The recipe is the same as the potatoe pancakes my grandmother used to make except the type. Can't wait to try it!
bettygallardo's picture
I never tried this but I think this is different from other sweet potato and zucchini that I tasted before.
Sweet Potato And Zucchini Latkes Recipe, Sweet Potatoe Latkes