If you’ve never made, tried, or even heard of potato latkes then get ready to experience one of the most delicious pairings in food history! Homemade Applesauce with Potato Latkes is truly a palatable experience you will won’t forget.
Latkes, or potato pancakes, are delectable delicious by themselves but once paired with homemade applesauce, well, the skies open up and the angels begin to sing!
According to Plated.com – “Latkes are fried potato pancakes traditionally served during Hanukkah—the 8-day Jewish holiday sometimes called the “Festival of Lights.” They are typically prepared by combining grated potatoes with eggs to form a batter, formed into small pancakes, then fried in oil. If desired, applesauce and sour cream can be served alongside hot latkes”.
Growing up in New York City, eating Jewish food was an integral part of our food repertoire. I came to love the decadent flavors of foods like the potato knish, pastrami sandwiches, matzo ball soup, and especially rugelach!
Homemade Applesauce with Potato Latkes is truly one of the best comfort foods you will ever experience. I made them for dinner and didn’t miss eating meat at all. At the end of the meal, we felt satisfied, comforted, and our palettes were in a state of bliss!
Watching them fry is a visual experience too. Waiting for these perfectly peeled potatoes to brown really gets your mouth-watering!
- 6 large baking potatoes
- 1 large onion
- 2 large egg
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour or matzoh meal
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
- 3/4 c. Vegetable oil for frying
- Homemade Applesauce
- 6 large Golden Delicious apples
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 Teaspoon fresh cinnamon
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Homemade Applesauce: Cut apples into eighths. I prefer to peel and core my apples. You can
leave both if you wish.
In 3-quart saucepan, heat apples, apple cider
or juice, and fresh lemon juice to boiling over high heat.
Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15
minutes or until apples are very tender.
Makes about 2 cups. Cover and refrigerate.
Peel and finely shred potatoes and onion into
With hand, squeeze to press out as much liquid
Place potato mixture in medium bowl; stir in
egg, flour, parsley, lemon juice, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in 12-inch
skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
Drop potato mixture by scant 1/4 cups into a hot
skillet, cooking 5 latkes at a time.
With the back of a spoon, flatten each latke into a
Cook latkes about 4 to 5 minutes until
undersides are golden.
Turn latkes and cook about 5 minutes longer
until the flip sides are golden brown and crisp.
Remove latkes to paper towels to drain and
keep warm on cookie sheet lined with paper towels in the oven.
Cinnamon is an important part of the Homemade Applesauce. I used Saigon Cinnamon and it’s my all-time go-to cinnamon. It has a clean, sweet, and rich aroma like no other cinnamon I’ve ever had!
Once you’ve made your own applesauce, you will buy never buy store-bought again! And, kids love this duo! It’s good for them too! It’s a family-friendly dish for sure.
I’ve made this recipe several times already and we just can’t get enough of them. The applesauce is the perfect combination of sweet, warm, and savory. The Potato Latkes are crispy and perfectly fried to perfection!
When you are grating the potatoes, be sure to use a grater with large enough holes as you will want a long thicker potato consistency. You can use on a box grater or if you have a handheld grater that will work perfectly fine too!
The latke mixture is so easy to make – for that matter so is the homemade applesauce. That’s another reason to love this Homemade Applesauce with Potato Latkes pairing! All healthy and simple ingredients and deliciously decadent at the same time.
There’s nothing better than finding that perfect bite – the perfect ratio of food paired together at the tip of your fork!
Adding the sour cream really seals the deal. It’s the perfect way to turn this delicious pair into a creamy bit of heaven. Have I convinced you to make this yet? Good! My job is done!
I was a member of the clean plate club when eating this delicious combo. Come on! I know you can be one too!
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