Sweet and Savory Mini Latkes

Serves 4-6


  • 1 large sweet potato (or yam), coarsely grated
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and coursely grated
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free all purpose flower
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooked sweet potato (or yam), mashed
  • 1 tablespoon low fat non-dairy milk or water
  • cooking oil spray
  • Toppings: Tofy Sour Cream Sauce (below) with chives, or applesauce (below)

  1. Boil a small sweet potato or yam and mash with fork and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, place grated raw sweet potato and parsnip. Add flour, baking soda, sea salt, and black pepper and three tablespoons of the mashed sweet potato. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the non-dairy milk or water.
  4. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper?, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Scoop up a rounded tablespoon of the latke ?mixture and form it into a ball with your hands. Flatten slightly to create a little patty, and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden on one side. Flip the latkes gently and bake for another 15 minutes, or until golden brown?.
  7. Serve warm, topped with either tofu sour cream and chives or applesauce (recipes below.)

Tofu Sour Cream (for savory latkes)


  • 1 cup silken tofu
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

  1. Place all ingredients (except for the chives) in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Stir in the chives.
  3. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container until ready to use.

Homemade Applesauce (for sweet latkes)


  • 6 cups apple, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Place all ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes, or until the apples are very soft.
  3. Mash apples with a potato masher for a chunky texture, or purée them to desired consistency in a food processor.