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Geoffs Vegan Sweet Potato Latkes

What you need: 

2 large sweet potatoes, grated
1 large sweet onion, grated
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons flour
3 flax eggs (see below)
salt and pepper, to taste
oil, as needed

What you do: 

1. To make flax egg, in a food processor or blender, grind the flax seeds until they are a fine flax meal. Slowly add the water until the mixture has a thick milk shake like consistency. Use 1/2 of mixture for 3 eggs.
2. Add grated sweet potatoes and onion to large bowl.
3. Add baking powder, flour, flax eggs, salt and pepper, and stir/mix very well.
4. Cover a pan with a thin layer of oil. Form cookie sized pancakes, and fry until golden on both sides.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 


These are so good! I made them tonight. MmmMMmmmmm


I admit that I too had a hard time with the latkes sticking to the pan even with plenty of oil. I ended up just putting all of it in a pan and 'frying' them like hashbrowns. No matter, my husband and 4 year old son LOVED the flavor and were practically licking the dish! I know they would be thrilled if I were to make them again!  :)


these turned out fantastic!.. the recipe is totally correct and it makes exactly 16 pancakes.. this is a wonderful varition on the traditional latke.. the sweet potatoes make it super good..

i added a few things.. 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and i used the full 1 cup of water mixed with 3 tablespoons whole flax seeds - ground to powder.. i also couldnt grate my onion so i very thinly sliced it then roughly chopped it up to look like grated onion.. and i only had a fine cheese grater so thats what i used to grate the potato..

like the last commenter, my first one stuck a little but i just gently scraped it with my spatula and flipped it and they turned out great!.. i put a little oil on the pan each time i added a pancake or flipped it so that it wouldnt stick and it worked perfectly.. thanks for a great recipe!


I don't know what went wrong when I was doing this, but I simply couldn't make the latkes to stay together. They all broke down and got stuck to the teflon pan, which itself is amazing.

I was adapting the recipe to the ingeriends I had; added some carrot, used eggs instead of the flax seeds and added some extra herbs and spices as well as some garlic.

Regardless of the broken latkes that weren't looking at all of the pictures I saw (below an example) when checking out what latke ( actually even meant, my girlfriend was having broad enough of a smile telling me that the taste was delicious.

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