There’s no food that says Chanukah like potato latkes fried in lots and lots of oil. But come on, who can eat potato latkes for eight days straight? Change it up a bit with this recipe for sweet potatoes from Mrs. Esti Winter, the creative mind behind much of Oorah’s marketing. Besides being delicious, sweet potatoes are also a tad more nutritious than their white cousins.


2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup grated onion
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pound sweet potato (about 4 medium), peeled and shredded
Oil for frying

Mix the eggs, onion, flour, salt and sweet potato in a bowl. Let batter rest for 5 minutes. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a frying pan until it is very hot. Gently drop tablespoons of batter in the pan and flatten with a spatula. Fry over medium heat until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. All more oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve with oodles of sour cream!

For more interesting, fun, classic and traditional Chanukah recipes, check out the Oorah Pinterest Chanukah food board.

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