Apple Latkes


Special Diet Notes: Apple Latkes

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and vegetarian.

Apple Latkes
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This recipe is from Levana Kirschenbaum, author of the cookbook, Levana Cooks Dairy-Free! ‘In my previous cooking class demo, we played not only with latkas, but several other fried treats from around the world. This is a French dessert treat we indulge in on Chanukah and beyond. Strictly for apple lovers!”
Serves: 6 servings
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour, any flour, or quick oats, a little more if needed
  • 6 large apples, mackintosh would be best, unpeeled and grated coarse
  • ½ cup sugar or sucanat
  • ½ cup golden raisins, optional
  • 3 tablespoon rum or brandy
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Pinch nutmeg
  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet, to come up about ⅓ inch. Let it get really hot, and maintain the temperature at medium high.
  2. Mix all ingredients gently without squeezing so as not to extract moisture. Add a little flour or oats to form a smooth dough. Form small patties and throw in hot oil, or drop by tablespoons. Fry till golden, about 3 minutes on each side. Take out and drain on paper towels. Serve hot, alone or with plain yogurt, vanilla ice cream, or maple syrup.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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