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Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiced Maple Syrup Recipe
















Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiced Maple Syrup Recipe

Ingredients
1 pound sweet potatoes
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup matzo meal*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch white pepper
3 tablespoons light olive oil for frying

Sauce
1 cup real maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger root
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch salt
1 pinch white pepper
chopped fresh coriander or mint leaves, for garnish
dairy sour cream or plain yogurt, optional

Directions
Scrub the sweet potatoes, then peel and shred them on the fine side of a grater or in the food processor.

Transfer to a wire-mesh strainer and squeeze to remove moisture. Let stand in the strainer or a colander placed over a bowl for 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add the sweet potatoes, baking powder, matzo meal, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Let stand an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare the sauce: In a small pan combine the maple syrup, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt and pepper; heat over low heat and keep warm.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet and add a small ladleful of the batter. Flatten gently and fry on both sides till golden-brown. Add more oil to the pan as necessary, and fry the remaining latkes.

Place the latkes on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil. Pour some of the heated sauce on individual plates and arrange three latkes on top per serving, or use a serving platter and pass the sauce separately.

Matzo meal was one of the out of date items that went to the tip a few weeks ago. I used 5 Carr's water biscuits (pulsed in the food processor).
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