Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiced Apple Butter
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Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiced Apple Butter

Prep: 45 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes • Serves: 8

1medium onion, thinly sliced
3/4cup vegetable oil
3/4cup apple butter
1tablespoon orange zest
1/8teaspoon ground cloves
2pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 large), peeled
2large eggs
2green onions, thinly sliced
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4cup all-purpose flour
Sour cream (optional)

1.In large nonstick skillet, cook onion in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat 18 to 20 minutes or until very soft and caramelized, stirring frequently.

2.In small bowl, whisk together apple butter, orange zest and cloves until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3.With largest holes of box grater, grate potatoes. In large bowl, beat eggs; stir in green onions, salt and pepper. Add flour, potatoes and cooked onions and toss until well combined. Makes about 4 cups.

4.Line rimmed baking pan with paper towels. In large nonstick skillet, heat one-third of the oil (about 1/4 cup) over medium heat. In batches, drop 1/4 cupfuls potato mixture into mounds in skillet. With spatula, press potato mixture into 3-inch patties. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once halfway through cooking. Transfer latkes to prepared baking pan; keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and potato mixture. Makes 16 latkes.

5.Serve latkes with Spiced Apple Butter and sour cream, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 

292 Calories, 21g Fat (3g Saturated), 46mg Cholesterol,
109mg Sodium, 23g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 3g Protein

Chef Tip:
Spiced Apple Butter can be prepared, covered and refrigerated up to 3 days in advance.