Recipe for Hanukkah: Sweet Potato Latkes

Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012 by Webmaster

Recipe for Hanukkah: Sweet Potato Latkes
Orna & Ella is a famous cafe/restaurants on Sheinkin Street in Tel Aviv. One of the most popular dishes is this one. Suitable for Hanukkah but a little different from the regular potato latkes, this recipe uses sweet potatos. The Cream Dipping Sauce is bright and herbal, and is the perfect match for these latkes.

Ingredients: (5 serves)

For the latkes
2.75 pounds Sweet Potatoes
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
3/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
butter for frying

For the Cream Dipping Sauce
3/4 cups Chives
1/2 pound sour cream
1/3 cup mayonaise
salt, pepper, mustard & lemon to taste

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into large pieces. Remove any dark spots.
Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling water until soft. Leave in a strainer or colander for at least 1 hour to drain completely of water.
Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and mix with soy sauce, do not overmix, or the mixture will get too sticky to work with.
Add flour, sugar, salt and pepper and mix until you get the right consistency. The batter should be soft, even and a bit sticky. 
Warm up a non-stick pan and add the butter.
Using a spoon or wet hands form a two-inch latkes and put it on the frying pan. Fry on both sides on medium heat for about 10 minutes.

For the dipping sauce: Mix all ingredients and serve with the latkes.

Happy Hanukkah!

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