Vegan Sweet Potato Latkes

Lisa Dawn Angerame
Recipe by
Lisa Dawn Angerame

Try this colorful variation on traditional Hanukkah latkes.

2 large sweet potatoes
1 onion
1 flax egg (1 flax egg = 1 tablespoon ground flax powder + 3 tablespoons water)
2 tablespoons brown rice or chickpea flour
pinch of salt
sunflower oil for frying
vegan sour cream (for topping)
homemade applesauce (for topping)
  1. Whip up the flax egg. Set aside.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and grate them using a box grater. Place them in a dish towel and wring out as much of the water as possible.
  3. Cut the onion into chunks and chop in food processor. Mix the onions into the sweet potatoes, add the flax egg, flour and salt.
  4. In a non-stick skillet, heat oil on high setting. Use an ice cream scoop to drop small mounds of the mixture into the skillet. Press down gently with a spatula and cook until the first side is nicely done. Flip over and cook well on the other side. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve with vegan sour cream and applesauce.

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Lisa Dawn Angerame is living as a vegan for her family's health, the health and welfare of the animals, and that of the planet. She blogs at