Sweet Potato Latkes with Brie & Arugula

I love using sweet potatoes for latekes! Slightly sweet, ever so creamy from the brie!

1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup whole milk
Canola oil for frying
4 ounces brie cheese, cut into 16 slices
½ cup baby arugula leaves

  1. In a large bowl, mix together sweet potato, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, eggs, and milk. Heat ¼-inch oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Line a sheet pan with two layers of paper towels. Working in batches, drop ¼ cup batter into oil, and flatten slightly into circles. Fry until nicely browned, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from pan, and drain on the prepared pan, and continue with remaining batter.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Remove the paper towels from under the latkes. Place a slice of cheese on each latke and broil until cheese is slightly melted and bubbly at the edges, about for 2 minutes. Place two latkes on each appetizer plate and top with a few leaves of arugula.