Sweet Potato Latkes with Asian Dipping Sauce



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20 minutes

10 minutes

30 minutes

What you'll need

For the latkes:
  • 680 sweet potatoes (about 3-4 medium potatoes or 2-3 large potatoes)
  • ½ medium onion , peeled and quartered
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • teaspoons fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, optional
  • 240 ml vegetable oil
For the dipping sauce:
  • 60 ml gluten-free soy sauce
  • 60 ml rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 spring onion , chopped



  • Peel potatoes and place into a large bowl filled with cold water. This will prevent them from turning brown while the others are being peeled.
  • Next, use the food processor fitted with the shredding blade to shred the potatoes. Alternatively, use a handheld grater to shred the potatoes. Then, shred in the onion. Place shredded potato/onion mixture into a thin kitchen towel and wring out any excess liquid into the sink.
  • Place the dry, shredded potatoes and onion into a bowl and add the egg, potato starch, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Heat oil in a medium-large pan with high sides, on the stove over medium-high heat. To test if oil is ready, drop in a tiny piece of the potato mixture – if it starts to sizzle, it’s ready.
  • Lower the heat to medium to prevent oil from splattering. Scoop a small handful of the latke mixture and press down into the measuring cup to squeeze out any excess liquid. Then, place into the pan. Only fry 3-4 latkes at a time to prevent overcrowding. Cook latkes for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain latkes onto a paper towel lined plate or baking tray.
  • To keep latkes warm and crisp, place onto a pan in a 90°c oven for up to 15 minutes before serving.
  • Mix dipping sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve alongside latkes.








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