Sweet Potato Latkes with Salmon and Avocado

Latkes are something I love from afar as they most often are consumed where there is a deep cultural heritage and there weren’t any latke making mama’s in my neighborhood growing up. Honestly though, who couldn’t love crispy potatoes and onions in a beautifully messy pile and then to serve with smoked salmon and avocado is not something you’d consider making yourself, but realize it’s much easier than you anticipated.

This recipe is reminiscient of many I’ve seen online, however, it’s kind of my own take and is best served with a decent dollap of creme fraiche or Greek yogurt. Surprisingly easy to make and hard to wait for all these to be cooked, you’ll find yourself picking at these before all the mix has been cooked.

So while editing my resume and making sure my cover letter has no spelling mistakes in it, I’ve hovered indoors watching reruns of Ugly Betty or Hello, I Must be Going (a great pick me up movie when you’re feeling down) on Netflix. Finding ways to get out of my pajamas only when I know roommates will be returning soon and I don’t want to appear like this. I’ve also seen Bridesmaids enough over the past few weeks that I’m beginning to think “help me I’m poor” is an option.

Yes life ‘in between jobs’ leaves one hopelessly unfulfilled, but it also means for a short time you’re given something that has disappeared from regularity and that is time. This has allowed me to actually catch up on sleep for the first time in forever. Digging up my paintbrushes and watercolor paints, I’ve also tried my hand at painting, a hobby I have always had, but ran short of time on the past few years.

Like these latkes with smoked salmon, a dish so easy I didn’t even have to take photos of putting it together. Once the latkes are cooking the dish can be whipped up in five easy minutes, making this a great option for brunch or an easy weekend lunch.

Sweet Potato Latkes with Salmon and Avocado
Recipe by Roamingtaste
Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
1 small onion, peeled and finely sliced
1 large egg
2 tablespoons matzo meal
2/3 cup sunflower oil
2 avocadoes, peeled and sliced
100 grams/ smoked salmon slices
1/4 cup creme fraiche or Greek yogurt

Directions:
Place the grated sweet potatoes and onion into a bowl with cold water.

Place into a thick tea towl and squeeze the sweet potatoes of the liquid as you can, drain almost all the water from the bowl allowing the very bottom to remain, add the egg and matzo meal and stir to combine.

Return the sweet potato and onion into the bowl and stir together.

Pour enough sunflower oil into the frying pan to coat and place on medium heat. Take a loaded tablespoonful and shape into a patty (I pressed them into a small bowl and upturned directly into the frying pan).

Cook on medium heat until you can see the base browning and it’s easy to flip. Approximately 2 1/2 minutes per side.

Continue with the remaining mixture until all the latkes have been cooked.

Serve the latkes with some smoked salmon slices folded on the side and the sliced avocado on the sida also.

Spoon a dollop of creme fraiche or Greek yogurt on top.

Serve immediately.

Sweet Potato Latkes with Salmon and Avocado

Sweet Potato Latkes with Salmon and Avocado

Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Delicious crsipy sweet potatoes served with salmon and avocado and a dollop of creme fraiche is a way to treat yourself

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons matzo meal
  • 2/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 avocadoes, peeled and sliced
  • 100 grams/3.5 ounces smoked or gravlax salmon slices
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche or Greek yogurt

Instructions

Place the grated sweet potatoes and onion into a bowl with cold water.

Place into a thick tea towl and squeeze the sweet potatoes of the liquid as you can, drain almost all the water from the bowl allowing the very bottom to remain, add the egg and matzo meal and stir to combine.

Return the sweet potato and onion into the bowl and stir together until well combined.

Cook on medium heat until you can see the base browning and it's easy to flip. Approximately 2 1/2 minutes per side.

Continue with the remaining mixture until all the latkes have been cooked.

Serve the latkes with some smoked salmon slices folded on the side and the sliced avocado on the sida also.

Spoon a dollop of creme fraiche or Greek yogurt on top.

Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe by Roamingtaste

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