How to Make Apple Latkes


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.

Step 1

Beat the 2 eggs well. Add the orange juice and mix until they are combined.

Step 2

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together until combined. Add them to the flour and orange juice mixture.

Step 3

Wash, peel and core the apples. Grate the apples into the bowl with the batter. Stir until the ingredients are combined.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Place the apple latkes on a paper towel to cool. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar or white sugar.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 apples
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 to 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Powdered or white sugar
  • 2 bowls
  • Frying pan
  • Grater
  • Large spoon
  • Spatula
  • Paper towel


  • Jewish Recipes: What are Latkes?
  • Leite's Culinaria: Apple Latkes
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Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.