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Latkes with Apple Ginger Chutney

Latkes with Apple Ginger Chutney

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Traditional potato latkes are paired with a spicy apple-ginger chutney.

Latkes with Apple Ginger Chutney

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 10 latkes and chutney
Active time:50 minutes
Total time:1 hour 45 minutes
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: Hanukkah Dinner Party

Ingredients

  • For Latkes:
  • 1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, grated
  • 1/2 cup packed, drained grated onion
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup flour or matzoh meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
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  • For Apple Ginger Chutney:
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Procedures

  1. 1

    Make Chutney: In a large saucepan, combine apples, onion, ginger, vinegar, salt, mustard, sugar, red pepper flakes, and raisins. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 40 minutes.

  2. 2

    Make Latkes: Place grated potato in a large bowl and fill with cold water. Let sit for 15 minutes, then drain, squeezing out as much excess moisture as possible.

  3. 3

    In a medium bowl, combine drained potato, onion, eggs, flour, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

  4. 4

    Line a baking sheet or platter with paper towels. In a large skillet with at least 2 inch sides, heat a 1/4 inch layer of vegetable oil over medium high heat.

  5. 5

    When oil is hot but not smoking, add large spoonfuls of batter to pan. Lightly tamp down batter with a spatula to make a 1/3 inch thick patty. Cook latkes until golden on bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn latkes over and cook until other side is golden, about another 3 minutes.

  6. 6

    Use a slotted spoon to remove latkes from pan and place on paper towels. Let drain while cooking remainder of latkes. Serve hot with apple chutney.

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