A latke with a surprise in the middle is a great way to update the classic Chanukah dish. Be creative and stuff latkes with anything you have on hand. Maybe even use it as a way to get your kids to eat their veggies by adding peas, broccoli, tomatoes, zucchini, or spinach. The recipe below Inspired by the classic latke with apple sauce on the side, this latke takes on the flavors of an apple fritter.
5 Idaho potatoes
1 Spanish onion
2 eggs beaten
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp flour (optional*)
2 granny smith apples
1 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp sugar
* A note about the flour: flour helps the latkes obtain a firmer consistency, but it isn’t necessary for the taste and presentation of latkes.
Grate the potatoes and onions using a food processor or hand grater. Add eggs, salt and pepper to mixture. Then add flour (optional).
In a large frying pan, heat ½ inch oil on med/high heat. It is important to make sure that the oil is hot enough to crisp up the potatoes but not too hot that the potatoes will burn.
Place a heaping spoonful of latke mix into the pan. The latkes should sizzle and crisp up quickly.
Place filling inside.
Top with another spoonful of latke mix on top of filling and make sure that the potato mix on top of the filling completely covers the filling.
Flip over and fry for about a minute. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.
FILLING: Shred granny smith apples. Sauté apples with butter until softened.
Proceed according to directions in basic latke recipe.
TOPPING: Mix sour cream with cinnamon and sugar. Cool until ready to serve.
Serve with sour cream cinnamon topping.