Lynda's Hanukkah Apple Latkes

Celebrate Hanukkah with this traditional Jewish treat made with apples, orange liqueur, and eggs. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar for a final touch.

Lynda's Hanukkah Apple Latkes
Servings: 18 Prep 15 mins Chill 1 hr Cook 4 mins to 6 mins


  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
  • 3 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • Cinnamon sugar, for dusting

Make It

1. Shred apples in a food processor using the shredding disc. Place in a large bowl and mix in liqueur. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, potato starch and salt. In a second large bowl, Beat together water, oil and eggs. Slowly mix liquid into the flour mixture. Drain apples and add to the egg and flour mixture.

3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Place 1/4 cupfuls of the latke mixture into the skillet. Press down lightly. Saute until nicely browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place on baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining mixture.

4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before serving.