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Goat Cheese Applesauce Latkes Recipe

Goat Cheese Applesauce Latkes Recipe

My affection for Hanukkah runs deep. I always was told by my Mom how her Mom is half Jewish, and that was the reason my Mom use to adorn her table with a menorah during the Hanukkah season. It wasn’t until I went to elementary school, and suddenly was bussed out to a predominantly Jewish school on the west side, that I learned the traditions of the holiday along with how to sing in Hebrew. I’ve never practiced Judaism, but I’ve been to my share of Bat Mitzvahs and Bar Mitzvahs, and I certainly fell in love with the cuisine. Latkes were one of the few things I learned to make at an early age and still make them during the Hanukkah holiday as my way of celebrating the lovely tradition I learned as a child. Enjoy!

Goat Cheese Applesauce Latkes

Ingredients for goat cheese applesauce latkes:

  • 1 – onion (grated)
  • 4 – russet potatoes (peeled and grated)
  • 1 1/2 – teaspoons of Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • 1/2 – teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2/3 – cup bread crumbs or matzo meal
  • 2 – eggs (beaten)
  • vegetable oil
  • goat cheese
  • applesauce

Directions:

  1. In a food processor fitted with a grater attachment, grate onion and potatoes.
  2. Then place in a bowl and with a kitchen towel or cheese cloth squeeze all the liquid from the potato onion mixture.
  3. Place in a clean dry bowl.
  4. Season drained potato onion mixture with Lawry’s and garlic powder.
  5. Add in bread crumbs or matzo meal and mix to combine.
  6. Beat eggs in a separate bowl then pour over the potato onion mixture.
  7. Form patties with hands by grabbing a small pinch with your hand and then forming it in the palm of your hand.
  8. In a large frying pan add in vegetable oil over a medium flame and allow to get hot.
  9. Add in latkes patties and fry on both side for about 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp.
  10. Place on a paper towel line plate and allow latkes to drain.
  11. Top with goat cheese and a small dollop of applesauce.
  12. Enjoy!

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