Red Onion & Russet Potato Latkes with Cinnamon Apple Sour Cream
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Breakfast, brunch, appetizer or light dinner, crisp and golden latkes liven up any celebration. For a savory option, top with our sour cream, mixed with lemon and dill, and thin slices of smoked salmon. Go all out, and add a dollop of caviar for the ultimate indulgence! Enjoy any extra Cinnamon Apple Sour Cream on pancakes, French toast, poached pears, rolled in crepes with sautéed apples, or mixed with fruit and granola.
Type: Appetizer
Yield: Makes about 10 3-inch cakes
  • 1 (12 oz.) container Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Sour Cream
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar or 1 Tbs. agave nectar, to taste
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 unpeeled apple, cored and shredded
  • 4 russet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and shredded
  • 1 medium red onion, shredded
  • ⅓ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • chives for garnish
  1. Mix sour cream, applesauce, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together.
  2. Roll shredded apple in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess water.
  3. Stir drained apple shreds into the sour cream mixture. Adjust seasonings to taste and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Roll shredded potato and onion in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess water. Place in a large mixing bowl. Add flour and salt. Toss to coat evenly.
  5. Stir in eggs, mixing to coat evenly.
  6. Line two baking sheets with paper towels.
  7. Heat ¼ cup oil in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat.
  8. Form a ½ cup of the latke mixture into a ball, press into a ½-inch thick patty and place in skillet. Make enough latkes to fill the pan without overcrowding.
  9. Cook each side about 3 to 4 minutes, until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towel-lined baking sheets.,,Add more oil, if needed and repeat until the latke batter is used up.
  10. Garnish with chives and serve warm with Cinnamon Apple Sour Cream.
Recipe by Baby to Boomer Lifestyle at