Apple Latkes

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Apple Latkes

Course: Holiday Recipes
Keyword: latke
Our spin on traditional potato latkes!
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  • 1 lb tart, firm apples such as Granny Smiths (2 large or 3 medium)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • butter for frying
  • yogurt, sour cream or crème fraîche for serving


  • Grate the apples, either on the large holes of a box grater or in a food processor, on the shredding blade.
  • Transfer to a clean dishtowel or cheesecloth sling and wring out as much juice as you can into a small bowl. Save juice
  • Transfer grated apple to a medium bowl and toss with lemon juice.
  • In a small dish, whisk flour, sugar, cinnamon and baking powder and toss with the apples, coating them evenly.
  • Whisk eggs in this small dish until lightly beaten and stir into apple-lemon-flour mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium with one tablespoon butter. Once it has coated the pan, drop tablespoons full of apple batter in little piles, gently pressing them a bit flatter with a spatula.
  • Fry until they are nicely brown underneath, about 3 to 5 minutes, then flip and continue to cook until they are browned and crisp. Drain briefly on paper towels.