Since latkes are normally made with potatoes, I'd wager an awful lot that they'll work with sweet potatoes! Funny, I would have never guessed butternut squash as a sub -- sweet potatoes would have been my natural choice!
I found a recipe for sweet potato croquettes with salmon that I want to try. I got it out of Oxygen, so probably a lot of people here have already seen it. Here it is:
1 small sweet potato, diced
1/2 small onion, diced
2 6-oz. cans salmon, drained
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 whole egg
1 tsp. dill, dried
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper.
Basically, steam the sweet potato and onion until they're soft. Mash up the salmon (including the bones) and add it to the potato and onion. Add mustard, egg, and dill.
In a separate bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Roll salmon mixture into 4 balls and roll in cornmeal. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
I actually like that this recipe specifically says to mash up the little bones that appear in the canned salmon along with the salmon. It's a killer source of minerals!
I might try this without the cornmeal. Never been a big fan of breaded foods, even if it's not breaded with bread.
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