Latkes with Applesauce

These crispy potato pancakes traditionally served at Hanukkah are also delicious in a brunch tapas spread, along with Florentine bagels.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1⁄2 lb. potatoes
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped yellow onion
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup applesauce
  • 1⁄2 cup sour cream


  • Peel the potatoes and grate them. Put the grated potatoes in a bowl and fill with water to rinse. Beat the egg in another bowl and add the onion, salt, and pepper to it.
  • Squeeze the water out of the shredded potatoes in handfuls and put them in the bowl with the egg. Sprinkle the flour over the potatoes, then mix everything together.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high and scoop latkes into it. Flatten the latkes and cook until brown and crisp on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Serve hot with applesauce and sour cream.