Sometimes I can be pretty lame. For example, for some unknown reason I feel the need to confess that I am not Jewish with regards to this recipe. Why? I have no freakin’ idea. I create Mexican recipes all the time and I am far from Mexican. I never confess that. It’s simply ridiculous!

This recipe is also ridiculous. Ridiculously good! I have been a fan of curry and maple for quite sometime. Have you had my Curry and Maple Sweet Potato Soup? It’s AMAZING! This recipe is basically that one, deconstructed, and slightly more Jewish.

Making these Curried Sweet Potato Latkes can be a unique and festive way to celebrate Hanukkah! Or is it Chanukah? Can someone please let me know?

Curried Sweet Potato Latkes with Maple Yogurt

    Recipe: Curried Sweet Potato Latkes with Maple Yogurt


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


1. Halve and mince the onion. Then in a small saute pan over a medium high heat, saute the onion until it is translucent.

2. Clean the sweet potatoes. You don’t have to peel them but you can if you prefer. I like the texture the skin provides, but it is just a personal preference. Either way is fine. Unless you are having me over for breakfast, then you best leave them on!

Shredded Sweet Potatoes

3. When shredding the sweet potatoes, I do it the long way. I don’t know why that sounds dirty, but it does. Anyway, I run them through the food processor or you can use a cheese grater. What I like about the long, shredded pieces is how they look when cooked. They are all swirly and cute.

Latke Mix

4. Next we are going to combine the eggs, flour, salt and curry powder, using a whisk.

Latke Mix

5. In a large mixing bowl, add the sweet potatoes, cooked onions and the egg mixture. You could try to mix this with a spoon but, really, you need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Luckily, I always wear t-shirts.

6. Using a cast iron skillet, heat a couple tablespoons of the oil in the pan over a medium high heat until it is shimmering.

7. Drop a heap of the latke mixture into the skillet and flatten it out, letting it sizzle. Cook it for about 2 minutes, until the edges are golden and crispy. Then flip.

8. When cooked on both sides, remove from the skillet and place on a towel to remove the excess oil.

Maple Greek Yogurt

9. To make the yogurt mixture, simply mix the yogurt with the maple syrup.

Add a dollop of the maple yogurt to each latke and serve. I sprinkled mine with a little nutmeg for texture. Enjoy!

Curried Sweet Potato Latkes with Maple Yogurt

Curried Sweet Potato Latkes with Maple Yogurt 21 September,2015Jerry James Stone

  • Lee Holt

    Love the creativity in this recipe. Think it would be a great one for gluten-free eating by just swapping out the flour for a gluten free alternative. Can’t wait to try. Thanks for this inspiration.

  • i just wanted to confirm that you only need to cook the sweet potatoes (I assume they are still raw) for only a total of 4 minutes – seems too little


Jerry James Stone

Car and technology writer for Discovery Channel and the producer and main recipe developer for TreeHugger’s Green Wine Guide. I also contribute regularly to MAKE magazine. You can also find my work at The Atlantic, and Fodor’s Travel Guides.
I studied Computer Engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During my time there I was a DJ at the campus radio station KCPR and I also wrote for the campus paper, Mustang Daily.
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