Latkes with Spiced Applesauce and Horseradish Cream

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 50min
Serves: 8
½ cup
sweetened applesauce
125 mL
1 tbsp
raisins
15 mL
¼ tsp
lemon zest
1 mL
pinch
ground cinnamon
½ cup
sour cream
125 mL
1 tbsp
prepared horseradish
15 mL
2 tsp
lemon juice
10 mL
2 tsp
finely chopped fresh chives
10 mL
2 ½ lb
yellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled
1.25 kg
1
onion, peeled
2
eggs, beaten
½ cup
all-purpose flour
125 mL
½ tsp
baking powder
2 mL
1 tsp
salt
5 mL
¼ tsp
pepper
1 mL
½ cup
canola oil, for frying
125 mL
Per serving (2 latkes):
calories
290
fat
13 g
saturated fat
2.5 g
carbs
37 g
sugar
4 g
protein
6 g
cholestrol
50 mg
fibre
2 g
sodium
350 mg

Directions

  1. In bowl, mix applesauce, raisins, lemon zest and cinnamon; cover and keep chilled. In another bowl, mix sour cream, horseradish, lemon juice and chives; cover and keep chilled.

  2. Shred potatoes and onion on coarse side of box grater or grater blade of food processor. Place shredded potatoes and onions together in colander to drain; squeezing out excess moisture with hands. Discard liquid. Transfer shredded mixture to large bowl. Mix in eggs. Toss with flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.

  3. Cover bottom of large skillet generously with some of the oil; set over medium-high heat. Scoop ¼-cup (60-mL) portions of latke batter into skillet; flattening each mound with back of spoon to form 4-in. (10-cm) rounds. Cook, in batches, 3 min. per side until golden brown and crisp around edges. Add more oil, as required. Make 16 latkes. Drain latkes on paper towel-lined baking sheet. Serve latkes with reserved applesauce and horseradish sauce.