Potato Latkes with Honey Apple Sauce

Potato Latkes with Honey Apple Sauce

Ahh potato latkes – the crunchy, golden-fried potatoes of Chanukah. There’s nothing quite like them! Whether you whip up a batch from scratch in your own kitchen, or pick up some delicious (and let's be honest, indulgent) pre-packaged ones at your local grocery store; they make for an undeniably tasty part of any Chanukah celebration. Potato latkes are deeply intertwined with Jewish tradition and history: Each crispy delight is more than just a quintessential treat across the ages - it also represents centuries' worth of bravery and resilience. So prepare to get those taste buds salivating as we explore why potato latkes have become uniquely tied to this joyous festival, how our modern day rendition differs that much invitingly from traditional versions… but most importantly – how to best set about preparing them for all to enjoy!

The festival of lights will soon be upon us!

You won't believe how simple it is to whip up a batch of delicious latkes! Just shred the potato, blend in the ingredients, and fry to perfection. But wait, there's more! You can customize these crispy delights with your favorite additions like shredded carrots, zucchini, and more. And let's not forget the classic serving suggestion - a dollop of sour cream and apple sauce. But we take it to the next level with our homemade honey apple dipping sauces that add a delightful sweetness to every bite. Get ready to indulge in the ultimate latke experience!

platter of potatoe latkes with apple sauce honey and menorah on counter

How to Make Potato Latkes

  • Start by carefully peeling the potatoes, and then grate them on a box grater. Once you've grated them, wrap the potatoes in a soft cheesecloth or a kitchen towel. Give it a good squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible. You'll be left with wonderfully dry grated potatoes, ready to be cooked to perfection. Let's get cooking!
grated potato for latkes with spices and egg ready for mixing
  • Mix together potatoes, egg, onions, flour, salt, and pepper in a large glass bowl. Give it a good stir! Let it chill in the fridge for 15 minutes while you whip up the delicious honey apple sauce. It's going to be an amazing combination!
pan frying potato latkes in oil
  • Heat 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet until hot. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of potato mixture and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp outside and golden brown.
  • Serve with honey applesauce on the side.
  • Transfer any leftover applesauce into an airtight container.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

How to make Honey Apple Sauce

What better way to celebrate the Festival of Lights than with a sweet treat that also happens to serve as a garnish to the main dish? Try your hand at making honey apple sauce – an easy and delicious recipe that will add some extra sweetness to your holiday celebrations. This traditional tart-sweet combination is sure to please! So read on and let us show you how simple it can be to make homemade honey apple sauce that everyone in your household will love.

chopped apples for apple sauce

First, Gather your ingredients

  • 4 medium apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 c Eastern Shore Honey
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Combine apples, water, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt in a dutch oven over medium heat until the apples are coated with all ingredients. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the apples are tender.

saute of apples and honey

Add apples, honey, water, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until the apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher.

Wondering what to serve with Potato Latkes?

potato latkes and honey apple sauce on a white plate surrounded by ingredients to make them
  • Honey Apple Sauce is our first choice
  • Sour Cream if you are after a more savory dish
  • Use the latkes in place of bread for either a cheese "sandwich" or a corned beef sandwich.

Adapting these Potato Latkes

Any recipe does not reach true perfection until you’ve added your touch. We encourage you to play with your food at Bee Inspired Honey House. Change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Latkes can essentially be made with any vegetable - sweet potato or zucchini
  • Add color with a little shredded carrot
  • Blend in a little minced garlic
  • If you like spice, add some red pepper flakes before frying

During this joyous holiday, we commemorate a remarkable miracle that has left an indelible mark on history. The story goes like this: In the wake of the temple's destruction, a minuscule quantity of oil was discovered, enough to last only a single day. However, by some divine intervention, it burned brightly for a miraculous eight days. As we revel in the celebration of Chanukah, we savor the delectable tradition of potato latkes, lovingly cooked in oil. Derived from the Yiddish/Russian word "little pancake," these delightful little pancakes hold a special place in our hearts. Come and join us in relishing this cherished delicacy!

If you decide to make our latkes, or better yet, your take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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