Sweet Potato Latkes with Autumn Spiced Applesauce
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Something a little bit different to commemorate the once-in-a-lifetime event that many are calling, “Thanksgivukkah.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Jewish
Serves: 6-8
For the applesauce
  • 8 various types of apples (I like gala, fuji, honeycrisp, and pink ladies)
  • 1 Tbs of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp powdered ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs honey
  • pinch of kosher salt
For the latkes
  • 2 Garnet sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3-5 Tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying
For the applesauce:
  1. Peel, core, and chop the apples, and place them in a large microwave-safe bowl. Add the following ingredients, and toss to coat.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and pierce a few holes using a fork.
  3. Microwave on high for 7 minutes, or until apples are soft.
  4. Using oven mitts, carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, and uncover. Using a potato masher, mash the apples to desired applesauce consistency. Serve warm or chilled.
For the latkes:
  1. Grate the potatoes. Place the grated potatoes in a cheesecloth or thin kitchen towel, and squeeze out the starchy liquid.
  2. Place the onion and garlic in the food processor, and chop until very small. Mix the onion mixture and the potatoes.
  3. Add the eggs, salt, pepper, and baking powder. Add the flour until it creates a slightly thick batter around the shredded potatoes.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add a spoonful of the batter at a time, careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for about 2-3 minutes. Flip the latkes, so they brown on the other side, and fry for another 2 minutes or until browned. Try one at first to see if the seasoning is right. If it is well-seasoned, continue frying the rest of the latkes.
This recipe is very easily halved or doubled depending on the number of guests you anticipate.
Recipe by The Cuban Reuben at http://thecubanreuben.com/sweet-potato-latkes/