The custom of eating pancakes on Hanukkah dates back to the Middle Ages. Because the Hanukkah holiday is here, we felt that we would share this recipe for latkes from the San Fan Francisco based Old World Food Truck. Owner and operator Kenny Hockert, opened this truck in April of 2012.

sweet potato latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb sweet potato, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • pinch of pepper
  • fresh herbs
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 eggs


Salt the potatoes and let them sit for an hour to concentrate the starch.

Drain potatoes and then add the onion, grated.

Add the rest of the ingredients ingredients in and mix.

Add a rounded spoonful of batter to 1/2 inch of heated oil in a nonstick pan. (The oil should be shimmering, so the latkes will not soak up too much oil.)

Brown on each side, then let sit on a cooling rack or on paper towels.

Serve immediately with applesauce and chive sour cream.