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Ada Shoshan's Apple Latkes

Ada Shoshan's Apple Latkes


2 eggs, well beaten
1 ½ cups orange juice, yogurt or milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
¼ - ½ cup sugar depending on taste
3 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated
Vegetable oil for frying
Confectioner's sugar

Makes approximately 36 latkes.

Mix eggs with orange juice, yogurt, or milk in a bowl.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture along with the grated apples. 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.

Drain on paper towels, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, and serve.

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Anonymous New York, New York November 24, 2013

I figured what with Thanksgivukah coming up, I would turn most of the sides into latkes.
I have had corn and sweet potato and even zucchini latkes, so those would have been no brainers. But then I started looking for apple latkes...some were complicated, some had wild ingredients. Then I ran across this wonderful recipe.
It is very forgiving. I had one more apple than the recipe called for(I think I got more latkes than the recipe called for). I used Gala apples(am wondering howthe granny smith will taste), the orange juice made the latkes taste like an apple pie(Do you get the same results with the milk or yogurt?).
So thank yo for this wonderful recipe that will become a staple in my home for years to come. Reply

Hannah Shoshan Parsippany, NJ December 17, 2011

This is my Safta's (grandmother) recipe! And my mom just made a yummy batch!! MMMHMMM Reply

Anonymous gainesville, va December 5, 2010

taste they are so good. i want to have them all the time. thanks for sharing this recipe Reply

Elizabeth STeen New Windsor, NY December 3, 2010

Apple Latkes Okay, I know I posted in 2008, but I gotta post again! It's time for breakfast, it's Chanukah, so what are we having? Ada's Apple Latkes, that's what!!! These are SO fabulous...the best fruit latkes EVER. THANK YOU so much for sharing with us!!! Reply

Sophie London, England December 17, 2009

Great Dear Ada, to help my mother out over Chanukah I made these to feed our family and friends, they're are so yummy and even I can make them!
Sophie Reply

Elizabeth Fort Worth, TX December 8, 2008

Every year, when Chanukah rolls around, my girls start asking for these apple latkes! They are our very favorite, and I make them all throughout the year. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous recipe treasure!!! Reply

Berta Litvak Sydney, NSW January 9, 2008

Apple Latkes Dear Ada,
I have been making your apple latkes non-stop for about a year and a half; everybody loves them so much, and they are SO easy to make! I think all of my friends by now have this recipe. My husband's favourite weekend treat is your latkes with maple syrup. I have only one request: please do not post any more delicious recipes, as I cannot stop eating such yummy food, and I have nothing to wear!

Thanks very much. Reply

Amanda Jacksonville, AR December 5, 2007

I made these last year and they were a big hit. Everybody loved them. They wanted me to make them again this year. Reply

Anonymous Tucson, AZ December 2, 2007

patato latkas I think this food is a great Hanukkah. They are great with apple suace. Cheese is a Hanukkah food that is how latkas came. Becuase of cheese latkas. Judith a brave jew gave it to the genaral she had to stay with before she got married he became thirsty. So she gave him wine he became drunk and Judith cut of his head. Showing the Jews they can fight back. Reply

Elizabeth Fort Worth, TX November 25, 2007

I was suprised at the reviews. My husband and kids went crazy over these! I used Granny Smith apples the first time, and Red Delicious the next; I also used vanilla yougurt and added a smidge of cinnamon to the yogurt. I can't wait to make them again this year! We loved them! Reply

Anonymous December 17, 2006

Apple latkes I found these latkes bland, lacking flavour and more like griddle pancakes. Reply

Rachel Grant Nampa, Idaho December 15, 2006

I am a christian mother trying to teach my children about another important religion and culture. I found this site very helpfull.

Thank You Reply

Anonymous Hartford, CT via January 2, 2006

Ada Shoshan's Apple Latkes Shalom, I made Ada Shoshan's Apple Latkes. Mine came out more like griddle pancakes. I think it might have been the apples that I used. What are the best kind of apples to use in this receipe? I look forward to hearing back from you. Reply

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