As I love sauerkraut, apples and potatoes I thought these three ingredients would taste great together in latkes/potato pancakes. Guess what? I was right… See my potato pancakes for another recipe using just potatoes.
People think latkes are a Jewish recipe but they actually exist in some form in many different parts of the world. They can be made simply with just grated potatoes and seasoned with salt and pepper or add some apples and sauerkraut like I did for a really savory dish.
Sauerkraut Apple Latkes
- 3 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and shredded
- 1-1/2 cups apples, peeled and shredded (I used honey crisp and you could taste just a little sweetness)
- 1-1/2 cups sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained (homemade from The Brinery here in my home town)
- optional to add a little onion and or garlic added to the potatoes when you are shredding in your food processor
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten
- 6 tbsp. flour
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1-1/2 tsp. pepper
- oil to fry
- sour cream and green onions or chives, chopped for garnish; or how about some homemade applesauce or maybe a fried egg
Once you have shredded the potatoes and apples you need to squeeze them as dry as you can between some scott towels. I also chop the sauerkraut and squeeze out the excess moisture. They will fry up much crisper! Russet potatoes are the starchiest and the best potato to use.
In a bowl combine the potatoes, apples, sauerkraut and eggs. Mix the flour, salt and pepper together and stir into the potato mixture.
Heat a little oil in a nonstick or cast iron skillet. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into oil and press to flatten. Fry in batches until golden brown on both sides; drain on paper towels.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some chopped fresh chives or green onions. How about some applesauce on top instead for a few less calories. A fried egg would also be good or just serve them plain.
Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com