Latkes are typically potato and onion cakes that are fried in a skillet. They are eaten all over Europe, though they are often eaten during Jewish holidays. Apple latkes are made with apple instead of potato and are served as a dessert at Chanukah. Similar to potato latkes, they are made with grated apple instead and sprinkled with powered or white sugar after they are fried. Orange juice gives them a slightly tangy flavor.
Beat the 2 eggs well. Add the orange juice and mix until they are combined.
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together until combined. Add them to the flour and orange juice mixture.
Wash, peel and core the apples. Grate the apples into the bowl with the batter. Stir until the ingredients are combined.
Heat the oil in the frying pan until it is hot. Sprinkle a little water on top of the pan. If it sizzles it is hot enough. Spoon the batter into the oil. Allow the apple latkes to cook for 2 minutes on one side. Flip the latkes with the spatula and allow them to cook for another 2 minutes, or until they are golden brown on each side.
Place the apple latkes on a paper towel to cool. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar or white sugar.