Classic Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce. PLUS, the secret to crispy sweet potato latkes every time!
I love latkes. A lot. And sweet potato ones are some of my favorites, because sweet potatoes are healthy so you can have twice as many! It’s just science. Google it.
Okay, that may not be true, but I was always more of a math person anyway. But here’s some math I never could compute. Sweet potatoes + latkes = soggy. Soggy latkes < crispy latkes. But surely sweet potatoes + ???? = crispy latkes. Right?
Gosh that was lame even for me. Nice transition from science to latkes, Amy. But I’m not removing it! I blame my boozy doughnuts. For everything.
First I tried my normal latke trick, shredding the potatoes into water and saving the starch to add back in. But there wasn’t as much starch as with russets. Hence the problem! So I thought, what about adding more starch! It was just crazy enough to work.
And work it did! I mixed some cornstarch into the water and these suckers got crispier! Not quite russet crispy, but definitely pairs well with applesauce crispy.
And speaking of applesauce, I made a cranberry version to plop on top because I’m obsessed with cranberries! (Hello Bourbon and Coffee Braised Brisket with Cranberry Sauce).
The pictures do not lie my friends. Head on over to Imperial Sugar for the full recipe!