Different cultures celebrate different holidays during the month of December.

Lachelle Cunningham from Breaking Bread Cafe visited WCCO to share some multi-cultural treats.

Breaking Bread is part of a group called “Appetite For Change,” which is getting a lot of attention this week with their viral music video.

Here is Cunningham’s recipe for sweet potato latkes.

Sweet Potato Latkes


  • 1 lbs yams, grated
  • 1/2 medium onion, very small diced or shredded
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Stir together yams, onion, scallions, parsley, flour, eggs, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  2. Heat oil in a deep 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.
  3. Spoon 1/8 cup potato mixture per latke into oil and flatten to 3-inch diameter with a slotted spatula. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until golden, about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Transfer latkes with spatula to paper towels to drain.
  5. Serve with green onions, sour cream and/or brown butter sauce.