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Carrot and Apple Latkes

Carrot and Apple Latkes

Sweet apple and carrots add a sunny glow to your plate, and a nutritional boost to your meal, your new favorite Hanukkah favorite. 

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  • 8Servings


  • 4 carrots (about 2 cups), peeled and shredded
  • 2 Granny Smith apples (about 1 cup), unpeeled and shredded
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup matzo meal
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon ground dried ginger
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


1. In a large bowl, combine carrots, apples, lemon juice, matzo meal, egg, ginger, and salt. Stir well to combine.

2. In a large skillet, heat canola or grape seed oil over medium-high heat. Scoop ¼-cup of batter and carefully place in oil. Flatten to about ½-inch thick with a spatula. Repeat to form 4 more latkes in the pan, being careful not to crowd the pan. Cook 4 to 6 minutes on one side. Flip and cook 4 to 6 minutes more or until golden brown on both sides.

3. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet; repeat with remaining batter.