Sweet-Potato Latkes

Traditionally made with potatoes, these little fritters are wonderful paired with applesauce and sour cream.

Cast-iron fritters

Makes four servings


  • 2 cups grated sweet potato (one large sweet potato)
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh herbs, such as marjoram, sage, or rosemary
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil

Mix the sweet potato, onion, quinoa flakes, and eggs together in a medium mixing bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs. Shape the sweet potato mixture into 12 small pancakes. Heat the oil in a preheated cast-iron skillet until hot. Fry latkes for about two to three minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and serve hot.

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