Sweet Potato Latkes

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Sweet Potato Latkes are a super quick appetizer or side dish. They are perfect for entertaining guests while also preparing ahead of time!

hand holding sweet potato latke with air fryer in background

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These Sweet Potato Latkes are crispy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. It is a perfect combination of sweet and salty!

What are Latkes?

A latke is a combination of a potato pancake but instead of the mashed potato, you’re substituting it out for shredded sweet potatoes! They are often mixed together with eggs to bind the ingredients, panko or breadcrumbs and fillers for flavor.

What are Sweet Potato Latkes made of?

ingredients for sweet potato latke

For our version we used:

  • Wada Farms Sweet Potatoes
  • Italian Breadcrumbs – You can substitute for panko if you have those on hand.
  • Eggs
  • Grated Onion – This can be subbed out for green onions or even chives.
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Additional Flavor Ideas for Sweet Potato Latkes

If you want to add additional flavors we recommend:

  • Dried cranberries
  • Minced Garlic or garlic salt
  • Diced Jalapenos

How to Freeze Latkes

Latkes freeze really well. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Freeze in a single layer and then once hardened, place in a ziploc freezer bag or air tight container.

Related: How to Store Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Sweet Potato Latkes

sweet potatoes peeled on a cutting board

Start by peeling your sweet potatoes.

shredding sweet potato on a grater over a glass bowl

Once the sweet potatoes are peeled, grab a grater and grate the sweet potatoes. You need about 5 cups of shredded potatoes for this sweet potato latke recipe.

shredded sweet potatoes with 3 eggs in a glass bowl
Next, add in the eggs.
shredded sweet potatoes, eggs, bread crumbs, grated onion and salt and pepper in a glass bowl
Then add in the breadcrumbs, grated onion, salt and pepper.
hand mixing sweet potato mixture in a glass bowl
Stir until thoroughly combined.
cookie scoop with sweet potato mixture for sweet potato latke
Using a cookie scoop, measure out a scoop of the mixture. Using your hand (refer to the video below) create a patty.
sweet potato latkes in air fryer basket
Place in the air fryer and spray with olive oil. Air fry at 350° for 6 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 6 minutes.
yogurt and vanilla extract in a glass bowl
While the latkes are air frying, combine the yogurt and vanilla for the dipping sauce.
vertical shot of sweet potato latkes on a serving tray

Why We Love Wada Farms

We choose Wada Farms potatoes and sweet potatoes from the produce section for their hearty flavor and focus on sustainability as well! Family-owned since 1943, they use resources efficiently to increase productivity and quality of their produce. Wada Farms is known as “The Grower That Changed the Game” and is one of America’s largest grower-shippers of fresh potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes. The Produce Moms® is proud to work with Wada Farms and even have a co-branded Easy-Baker Potato.

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5 from 1 vote

Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes are a super quick appetizer or side dish. They are perfect for entertaining guests while also preparing ahead of time!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Servings6 people


  • 3 Wada Farms Sweet Potatoes
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 c onion grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Coconut oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans toasted (optional)


  • Peel the sweet potatoes.
  • Coarsely grate the sweet potatoes using the large holes on a box grate into medium or small size pieces.
  • In a large bowl, add the grated sweet potato, eggs, matzo meal, chives and salt & pepper. Mix to combine.
  • Scoop using a large ice cream scoop amount and press into a ball. Squeeze to stick tightly together.
  • Press lightly into a flat disc on wax paper or on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat air fryer to 350F. Spray the bottom with coconut oil cooking spray
  • Air fry latkes on one said for 6 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 6-8 minutes or until they are golden and crispy on the outside.
  • While the sweet potato latkes are in the air fryer, combine yogurt and vanilla paste. Mix to combine.
  • To serve, add a dollop of vanilla yogurt on the latkes and sprinkle with chopped toasted pecans. Enjoy!



Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 16183IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 254
Keyword: air fryer, sweet potato
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About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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  1. Those sweet potato latkes sound look crispy and delicious in the photo. Definitely gonna try soon! Thanks.