Mini Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiced Apple Cream


photo from Dash cookbook

The traditional potato latke has been kicked up a few notches with the addition of sweet potatoes, honey and spices. Topped with the sweet, spiced apple cream – it’s almost a dessert!

Recipe from Dash cookbook by Torah Academy for Girls

yields 48 latkes

2-1/4 pounds (3 large) red-skinned sweet potatoes, peeled
3 large eggs
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying
Spiced Apple Cream (recipe below)

Prep: Finely grate potatoes in a food processor. Press to remove all liquid and place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except oil, and mix well.

Fry: Coat bottom of a large skillet with oil and heat over medium heat. Drop batter, by tablespoonful, into the skillet. Press with a spatula to 1½-inch rounds. Fry until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towel-lined plates. Continue until batter is finished, draining off liquid that accumulates in batter and adding oil to the skillet as needed. Serve hot with Spiced Apple Cream.

Spiced Apple Cream
1 medium apple (½ cup), peeled and finely diced
2 cups sour cream, at room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch of sea salt
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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