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from "Miami Spice" by Steven Raichlen

Latkes, potato pancakes, are a specialty of the Jewish restaurants on Miami Beach, where they're eaten not only at Hanukkah, but all year long. Sweet potatoes give the recipe a Southern twist.

Makes 8 to 10

1 large sweet potato (about 1 pound), peeled*
1 very small onion
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 to 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or matzoh meal
About 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
Confectioners' sugar, applesauce, and/or sour cream, for serving

*FreshDirect Note: Our sweet potatoes sometimes run small, so we've included enough to equal 1 lb.

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1. Shred the sweet potato and onion on the julienne disk of a food processor or on the coarse side of a hand grater.
2. Toss together the potato, onion, egg, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Stir in enough of the four to hold the mixture together.
3. Just before serving, pour the oil to a depth of at least 1 inch in a frying pan or electric skillet and heat to 350°F. Using 2 spoons, form the sweet potato mixture into 3-inch pancakes. Lower these into the fat. Fry the latkes, 4 at a time, turning with a slotted spoon or wire skimmer, until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes total.
4. Using a skimmer or slotted spoon, transfer the latkes to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve with applesauce and/or sour cream.

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 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  White Sweet Potato, Medium - $1.49/lb
  Organic Yellow Onion, Medium - $2.29/lb
  Wesson Vegetable Oil - $3.99/ea
 24fl oz
Optional Ingredients
  Domino Powdered Confectioners Sugar - $1.79/ea
  Breakstone's Sour Cream - $2.29/ea
  Santa Cruz Organic Apple Sauce - $4.69/ea
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  Davis Double Acting Baking Powder - $3.49/ea
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