3 cups sweet potatoes (1 pound), peeled and shredded with a box grater or a food processor
2 tablespoons onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil (I used canola, but peanut works great as well)
First, peel and shred the potatoes and combine with diced onions. Then, using cheesecloth or a paper towel, remove all the moisture. Then combine potatoes, onion, garlic, eggs, flour and salt together in a bowl.
Heat a large pan over medium high heat and add oil and continue to heat. You know it is hot enough when you drop a bit of the latkes batter and it starts to sizzle.
Drop large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the oil, and flatten them down to form 1/2 inch patties. Brown on one side, and then flip and brown the other.
Place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
Serve hot with applesauce!
Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat at http://whatjewwannaeat.com/sweet-potato-latkes-and-applesauce/