Appetizers & Snacks

Sweet Potato Latkes with Chive Sour Cream

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 40 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 18

These Sweet Potato Latkes with Chive Sour Cream are a delicious take on the classic potato latke. Serve these for your next Hanukkah gathering.

TIP: Gluten-free flour can be swapped in for all-purpose flour.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

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  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, ends trimmed, and sides squared off (approx. 3 large sweet potatoes)
  • 1 small onion, peeled, ends trimmed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh chives, finely chopped, divided
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup canola oil, plus more as needed
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • Step 1

    Install the disc spindle in the XL Precision Processor® Bowl. Place the reversible shredding disc, fine side up, on the disc spindle.

  • Step 2

    Install the lid and place the sweet potatoes in the large feed chute one by one, propping each potato up against the left wall of the feed chute to keep steady. Trim the potato as necessary to fit in the chute. Select DISC, then use the pusher to push the sweet potatoes through the chute. When all sweet potatoes are shredded, press DISC again to stop the program. Transfer sweet potatoes to a large bowl and, using a clean dish towel, squeeze to remove excess moisture.

  • Step 3

    Install the chopping blade in the processor bowl, then add the onion, install the lid, and select CHOP. When processing is complete, select CHOP again and process until the onion is finely chopped.

  • Step 4

    Transfer the onion to a clean dish towel and squeeze to remove excess moisture, then add to the bowl with the sweet potatoes.

  • Step 5

    In the bowl with the sweet potatoes, add eggs, flour, paprika, cayenne, half the chives, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.

  • Step 6

    Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, us a 1/4 cup measure to scoop the latke mixture into the skillet and press flat with a spatula. You should be able to fit 4 latkes in the skillet at a time.

  • Step 7

    Cook until golden brown on each side, 3 to 5 minutes per side. If the pan appears dry, add more oil as necessary. Transfer cooked latkes to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.

  • Step 8

    In a small bowl, add the remaining chives and sour cream and mix until fully combined. Serve latkes with chive sour cream.