Hanukkah begins on Wednesday, and one of the holiday’s traditional foods is the latke, a crispy pancake usually made from potatoes.
 
While most latkes feature white potatoes, sweet potatoes are the stars of today’s recipe. Serve them with the traditional accompaniments: applesauce or sour cream.
 
All of the ingredients can be found at your local natural and organic food store.
 
Sweet Potato Latkes
Makes 8 servings (2 latkes per person)

3 cups peeled, shredded sweet potatoes
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Canola oil for frying

Combine sweet potatoes, eggs, onions, flour, salt and pepper in large bowl.

Pour oil to 1/4-inch depth in a skillet. Heat over medium heat until hot. Measure 2 tablespoons potato mixture for each latke. Flatten in palm of hand. Place in oil and flatten again by pressing with large spatula.

Cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy. Remove from pan; drain on paper towels.

Recipe courtesy of the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission