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Sweet Potato Dessert Latkes

By PutoPinoy on Friday, August 28, 2009 At Friday, August 28, 2009

  • 2 med. sweet potatoes, finely grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 4 to 6 tbsp. finely ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp. golden raisins
  • 2 tbsp. chopped dates
  • 1/4 c. chopped pecans
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Sweetened whipped cream or Caramelized Applesauce (see recipe)

In large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, eggs, sugar and enough ground almonds to make thick batter. Mix well. Fold in raisins, dates and pecans. Season to taste with salt. In large skillet, heat 1/4 inch oil to 375 degrees. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of potato mixture into oil, flattening with back of wet spoon.

Brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve hot with sweetened whipped cream or Caramelized Applesauce. Yields about 3 dozen latkes.