Potato Latkes (or pancakes) are normally made with white potatoes, but when I found this recipe using sweet potatoes I fell in love. Sweet potatoes are high in potassium and contain less carbohydrates and sugars than a white potato according to WebMD. Dr. Oz lists sweet potatoes as one of the 5 Superfood To Eat Now, he praises them for being rich in beta-carotene and having 150% more antioxidants than blueberries.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes per latke
Servings: Makes about 9 Latkes
3 heaping cups of Organic Sweet Potatoes
1/2 chopped Organic Scallions
4 Eggs or 3 Super Jumbo Eggs
3 Tbsp Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Organic Black Pepper
1/3 cup Organic Fresh Parsley, chopped
I first discovered this recipe from Paleogasm, and have made it several times since. The original recipe calls for 6oz of bacon, but I just go ahead and use the entire package (10oz) and add an extra egg.
Cook bacon on medium heat and allow to cool before chopping it into small pieces. Reserve bacon fat.
Mix sweet potatoes, eggs, parsley, scallions, salt and pepper in medium sized mixing bowl.
Add bacon crumbles to mixture and stir until incorporated.
Make patties on a wax paper, or directly into pan. I used an ice cream scoop to make sure that all the latkes were uniform.
Cook latkes in bacon fat on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. I was able to cook about 3-4 latkes together at one time.
Enjoy immediantly or freeze for later use.
Serve with our Homemade Applesauce and Organic Valley Sour Cream.