Purple Sweet Potato Latkes

Steam it, roast it, mash it, bake it. The purple sweet potato is a versatile root veggie, which Okinawans make into everything from tempura to ice cream and can be served sweet or savory.

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Purple Sweet Potato Latkes Recipe

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Serves: 4


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper flakes or ground red pepper spice
  • 2 medium purple sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded (1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup canned whole kernel corn (no sugar added), drained and rinsed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 tbsp low-sodium salsa
  • 4 tbsp Greek yogurt


  1. In a large bowl, beat together egg, egg white, flour, salt, black pepper and red pepper. Mix in potatoes, corn and onions.
  2. Mist a medium skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium. Add 1/4 cup potato mixture to pan and, using a spatula, gently press into a patty. Repeat with remaining batter. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  3. To serve, top each patty with 1 tbsp salsa and/or a dollop of yogurt and dig in.

Nutrients per purple sweet potato latke, (includes 1 tbsp salsa and 1 tbsp yogurt): Calories: 100, Total Fat: 1.5 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 15 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 6 g, Sodium: 310 mg, Cholesterol: 45 mg

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