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Sweet Potato Patties topped with sour cream and chives.

Sweet Potato Cakes

Crispy, sweet and savory, these Sweet Potato Cakes (aka Sweet Potato Patties or Sweet Potato Hash Browns) are a fun twist on Sweet Potato Latkes. They are delicious for breakfast or dinner with a dollop of sour cream and fresh cut chives.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Cakes, Sweet Potato Hash Browns, Sweet Potato Patties
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 14 patties
Calories 116kcal
Author Heather


  • 1/2 cup high heat oil *avocado oil was used for this recipe
  • 2 lg sweet potatos *peeled and grated, about 6 cups
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic *crushed, about 2 tsp
  • 2 stalks green onions *diced
  • 4 oz feta *crumbled
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • sour cream and diced chives as a garnish


  • Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Place grated sweet potatoes in a dish cloth and sqeeze as much excess moisture out as possible. Place sweet potato gratings into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add all the ingredients with the exception of the oil to the sweet potatoes and mix well.
  • Add oil to cast iron frying pan and heat over medium heat for approximatley 5 mins to achieve 350℉.
  • Using 1/4 cup measuring cup measure sweet potato mixture into hands and form into patty. Add to heated frying pan and cook for 2-3 mins per side.
  • Place fried patties on a papper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil. Serve immediately and garnish with sour cream and freshly diced chives.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 
Recipe Notes
  • Heating the frying pan with oil over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes will bring the pan to the ideal temperature of 350℉.
  • Additional oil may be needed for frying the last of the patties. 
  • Greek yogurt can be substituted for sour cream. 


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg