Sweet Potato Latkes

I won’t lie, I created these because of an image I saw on Food52’s Instagram which made me crave the crunchy indulgence but I only had sweet potato at home. I’m not a fan of deep frying at home, mainly because of the faff so these are baked but still have all of the crunch and tenderness you’d quite rightly expect from latkes. 

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated 
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 2tbsp plain flour 
  • 1tsp fine sea salt 
  • 1tsp chilli flakes
  • Good pinch ground black pepper 
  • Rapeseed oil 

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200C
  • Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly to create a fairly solid, sticky mixture. If it’s too wet, add a teaspoon of flour at a time and mix until it comes together 
  • Line a baking tray with baking parchment and brush with oil 
  • Use two tablespoon dollops per latke, shaping them into small rounds about the size of a digestive and flattened to the thickness of two
  • When the tray is filled, lightly brush each latke with more oil and pop in the oven for 15mins
  • With a spatula, carefully turn the latkes and bake again for another 5-8mins until crisp 
  • Serve with whatever you want!