Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Litlte Bit of Spice: Potato-Apple-Cumin Latkes

Potato-Apple-Cumin Latkes P Yield: 36 latkes
The aroma from the warm cumin mixed with sweet apple that accompanies you as you fry these latkes is addictive!
Prep: 20 min.   Frying time: as long as it takes you to fry 4-5 latkes at a time-about 45 min.
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cumin
1 cup chopped onions/scallions
1 pound white potatoes
1 pound sweet apples
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups + vegetable oil
½ cup minced parsley
Electric food processor
Large skillet
Wooden spoon
Cookie sheets lined with paper towels
  1. Beat eggs with cumin and onions in mixing bowl.
  2. Peel and quarter apples. Remove core. Set aside. Peel and rinse potatoes .
  3. Insert the shredding attachment in your processor and shred potatoes and apples. Add them to egg mixture. Sprinkle with flour and stir well.
  4. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in skillet until it is very hot and drop small amounts of latke mixture into the hot oil with a wooden spoon. Press on the back of latkes carefully with the back of spoon to flatten them out. When you see the edges browning, flip latkes and brown the other side.  You should under fry them slightly if you plan to reheat them another time. Place cooked latkes on paper towels to drain. Arrange nicely on a platter. Sprinkle with minced parsley and serve hot. These are delicious plain, with applesauce or chutney.

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