Here’s the brilliant thing about latkes: Everyone loves them. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah or simply a potato enthusiast, latkes are the perfect addition to every meal. They’re just as stunning on the breakfast counter as they are as your holiday centerpiece, and are certain to bring family and friends together in the sweetest way possible.
With these sweet potato latkes, you get the best of all umami worlds: The dense, mellow sugar of purple sweet potatoes, the earthy tang of onion, and the rootsy power of thyme infused apple sauce. Did I mention the creme fraiche on top? Use sour cream if you prefer, but the thick richness of creme fraiche lends itself particularly well to these potato pancakes.
I chose to use vibrant purple sweet potatoes here, but yams or regular sweet potatoes will serve you just as well.
Happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays, to all!