Homemade Applesauce With Potato Latkes – A Positively Perfect Pair!

6 Servings
30 min

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!  

Watching them fry is a visual experience too. Waiting for these perfectly peeled potatoes to brown really gets your mouth-watering! 

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! 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!

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! 

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Homemade Applesauce With Potato Latkes – A Positively Perfect Pair!

Recipe details

  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients


  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 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

Instructions

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.

Potato Latkes

Peel and finely shred potatoes and onion into a colander. With hand, squeeze to press out as much liquid as possible. 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 3-inch round. 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.

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Comments

  • Pamela Pamela on Sep 08, 2020

    Yummy !!! One of my favorite food combinations !!! I really miss it ☹

    I am now diabetic and both potato pancakes and applesauce have too much sugar and or carbs for me . I recently

    Was trying to use up some of my spaghetti squash ( from my garden )

    And I experimented ... I used 1 egg , some cooked spaghetti squash , raw onion , flour and salt & pepper and made a fritter or pancake with it . What a great surprise it had the texture & taste of a potato pancake !!!!!

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