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Day 1. Baked Sweet Potato Latkes

Here we go!  It's Sweet Potato Week here on the blog, and we're going to kick this off with something I've never made before -- Baked Sweet Potato Latkes. 

While traditional latkes are skillet-fried and use regular potatoes, this recipe changes things up a bit.  This Jewish favorite typically consists of grated potatoes, chopped onion, and some type of binder (in this recipe, egg and flour are used).


1 lb. grated sweet potatoes
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
1/8 c. flour
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.

3.  Drop by quarter-cupfulls onto a baking sheet coated well with cooking spray.  Flatten.

4.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

5.  Enjoy!

Their crispy exterior and oniony-sweet taste made these an excellent addition to a chicken dinner!

Thank you to Rodale recipe finder for today's recipe.