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Florida Vegetable Recipe

Savory Sweet Potato Latkes

Vegetable-6110
Ingredients  
Amount Ingredient
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
 

Preparation
Place sweet potatoes in a colander. Place cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel over the potatoes, and squeeze the potatoes to release as much liquid as possible. Let the potatoes sit to release more liquid, then squeeze again. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, eggs, brown sugar, flour, cloves and cinnamon; mix well. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the latke mixture into your hands and compress into a patty about 1/2-inch thick. Place patty in hot oil to fry. Repeat with remaining latkes, cooking 4 to 5 patties at a time, flipping when golden on the first side. Do not crowd pan or they will not brown and crisp properly. Drain latkes on paper towels and keep warm in the oven at 250 degrees F until all are completed.

Yield
4-6 servings

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