Spicy Sweet Potato Latkes with Avocado Mash

Side Dishes

Spicy Sweet Potato Latkes with Avocado Mash


  • 2 ea. medium Avocados From Mexico, diced
  • 4 T. light sour cream
  • 1 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated (or spiralized)
  • 2 ea. scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 ea. jalapeño peppers, seeded, diced
  • 2 ea. large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 t. kosher salt
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil


  1. Combine avocado, sour cream, and lime juice in a medium bowl and gently mash together. Cover and place in fridge until ready to serve.
  2. Stir together sweet potatoes, scallions, jalapeños, eggs, flour, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches of 4, per latke, spoon 3 heaping spoonfuls of sweet potato mixture into oil and flatten slightly into pancake 1/2” thick.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook until golden, about 1–1/2 minutes on each side. Transfer latkes with spatula to paper towels to drain. Serve with avocado mash.


Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sweet Potato Latkes with Avocado Mash
Amount Per Serving 26
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars < 1g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 150mg 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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