Sarah’s Sweet Potato Latkes

Hey there paleo rock stars!! How is everyone’s paleo/primal challenge going thus far? I hope you guys have been able to try some of things I’ve posted. Today’s recipe comes from my favorite paleo blog – Every Day Paleo. Sarah has a great story about how she and her family have come to embrace the paleo lifestyle; you will run out of excuses once you read it. Her cookbook Every Day Paleo is my favorite! Anyways…I made this recipe when I went home to Puerto Rico for Christmas and my parents and I loved it! The recipe as listed below yields about 12 latkes. I used two sweet potatoes (sorry I got tired of all the peeling and grating) and got about eight. The whole process takes maybe 30 minutes. However, if you have the sweet potatoes peeled and grated it only takes about ten minutes. As you can see in the picture below I did top them with bacon and eggs – amazing! Enjoy and let me know your thoughts.



  • 5 cups grated sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp onions, minced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Eggs (optional topping)
  • Bacon (optional topping)
  • Coconut or Olive oil

 1. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

 2. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and melt a spoonful of coconut oil.  

3. Take small handfulls of the potato mixture and drop onto the hot griddle or skillet and press down gently.

4. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy and the potatoes are done all the way through.

5. Top with a fried egg and bacon if you wish (highly recommend!!). 


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