Apple Latkes

This recipe, found frequently in Israel, is full of ripe apples, orange juice, and a bit of sugar for a sweet take on the classic and addictive potato latke.–Joan Nathan

Apple Latkes Recipe

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  • Makes approximately 36 latkes


  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice, yogurt, or milk
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar, depending on taste
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Confectioners’ sugar


  • 1. Mix the eggs with the orange juice, yogurt, or milk in a bowl.
  • 2. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture along with the grated apples.
  • 3. Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet. Allowing 1 large tablespoon of batter per latke or pancake, drop into the hot oil. Cook about 2 minutes on each side, or until slightly golden.
  • 4. Drain on paper towels, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, and serve.
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