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Golden Turmeric Latkes With Applesauce

Golden Turmeric Latkes With Applesauce
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These crispy-on-the-outside-and-tender-on-the-inside latkes are delicious paired with a subtly spicy clove-scented applesauce.

Total Time: 45 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon
    canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons
    fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground cloves
  • 1 cup
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups
    russet potatoes, shredded peeled
  • 1 small
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 
    fresh green serrano chiles, stemmed and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons
    fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup
    chickpea flour, or unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon
    kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground turmeric
  • 2 large
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons
    canola oil, divided
  1. To prepare sauce: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and cook, stirring, until light brown and aromatic, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in turmeric and cloves. Cook until the spices are fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute more. Scrape the spices into the applesauce in a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°F. Place a baking sheet in the oven.
  3. To prepare latkes: Thoroughly mix potatoes, onion, chiles to taste, cilantro, flour, cumin, salt, turmeric and eggs in a large bowl.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Place a heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture in the skillet and flatten with a spatula into a disk roughly 3 inches in diameter. Form as many latkes as you can in the pan without overcrowding. Cook until golden brown and crispy on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until the other side is golden brown and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Briefly drain on a paper towel-lined plate, then transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining oil and potato mixture.
  5. Serve the latkes with the seasoned applesauce.

Note: To assure Kosher status, prepare recipe to meet Kosher guidelines. 


Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 2 latkes
  • Calories187
  • Fat9 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol71 mg
  • Carbohydrates22 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein5 g
  • Sodium221 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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