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Sweet Potato Latkes + Spiced Thyme Applesauce

Easy recipes for sweet potato latkes and spiced thyme applesauce, two favorites for Hanukkah!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Hanukkah, vegetarian
Servings: 12
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $20


  • Box grater
  • Heavy skillet
  • Medium saucepan


Sweet Potato Latkes

  • 2.5 pounds sweet potatoes peeled
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 4 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Horseradish Sour Cream

  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chives thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons horseradish refrigerated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Spiced Thyme Applesauce

  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 pear peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves ground


Sweet Potato Latkes

  • Grate potatoes through the large holes of a box grater (if you have a spiralizer, you can also turn them into thin noodles).
  • Stir together potatoes and flour. Stir in eggs, green onions and salt.
  • Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch into a large heavy skillet, heat to 350.
  • Shape a generous tablespoon of sweet potato mixture into a patty and fry in batches, 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Makes about 2 dozen, and you definitely want to eat these immediately while they are still warm and crunchy.

Horseradish Sour Cream

  • Stir together ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.

Spiced Thyme Applesauce

  • Stir together all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes until pear is tender. A chunky applesauce is recommended but I used my regular applesauce and it was fine. I also omitted the ginger because I didn't have any on hand and we still wolfed it down.
    Sweet Potato Latke


To serve, I like to lay out the latkes and sides on a table and let everyone make their own. You can also put them together ahead of time and serve them like little finger-food appetizers. Either way, they're delicious!


Serving: 2latkes | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg