A different Latke recipe – try it!

These latke recipes will appear in Susie’s forthcoming book “Kosher by Design Entertains.” Release date: February 2005.

Cajun Sweet Potato Latkes

2 pounds (about 3 large) sweet potatoes, peeled
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Cajun spice blend
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
peanut oil
sour cream

Using the coarse grating disc of a food processor, grate the sweet potatoes. Transfer to a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs. Sprinkle the Cajun spice blend into the eggs and whisk. Mix in the cilantro.

Add egg mixture to the grated potatoes.

In a large skillet, heat the peanut oil until very hot but not smoking. If you are using a thermometer, get the oil to 375 degrees.

Add the sweet potato mixture 1/4 cup at a time. Fry until golden, flip and fry until golden on the other side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all the potatoes are used.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Yield: 14-18 latkes

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