SWEET POTATO PANCAKES (LATKES) WITH CREAM CHEESE AND CHIVE MOUSSE

These were inspired by the yummy sweet potato pancakes I had in Tel Aviv at Orna and Ella's. They are also delicious at room temperature. Instead of the cheese try topping the pancakes with little mounds of leftover brisket – amazing.

These were inspired by the yummy sweet potato pancakes I had in Tel Aviv at Orna and Ella's. They are also delicious at room temperature. Instead of the cheese try topping the pancakes with little mounds of leftover brisket – amazing.

Makes about 40 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, cooked
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp losher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or vegetable oil (more if necessary)
  • cream cheese topping:
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped chives

Method

  1. Mash sweet potatoes and measure out 3 cups.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs with buttermilk and soy sauce. Mix in sweet potatoes until smooth. In a small bowl combine flour with brown sugar, salt, pepper, baking soda and nutmeg. Stir into sweet potato mixture.
  3. For cheese mousse combine cream cheese with mayonnaise, pepper and chives.
  4. Heat half the butter or oil in a large non-stick pan. Drop batter using a tablespoon or place batter in a piping tube fitted with a plain nozzle and pipe rounds into the pan. Flatten with the back of a spoon. Cook a few minutes until brown and crisp, flip and cook the second side. Continue cooking in batches, adding more butter or oil between batches.
  5. Arrange pancakes in a single layer on a serving platter and pipe or spoon a dab of cream cheese on top.

SWEET POTATO PANCAKES (LATKES) WITH CREAM CHEESE AND CHIVE MOUSSE

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