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Estimated Time(s):

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

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Potato Pancakes with Applesauce

These Potato Pancakes with Applesauce have a duo personality; they make a hearty breakfast or also serve as a side dish for dinner.

For more on the recipe, visit the Nestlé Kitchens blog.

Rated: ****No Star

Nutrition Information


4 whole green apples cut into eighths
2 1/2 cups Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% Juice
6 red potatoes peeled and grated
1 onion peeled and grated
1 large egg
10 tablespoons corn oil divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream


SIMMER apples (not peeled, cored or seeded) in Juicy Juice for 30 minutes or until very soft. Drain, reserving the liquid. Push apple through sieve and discard peel and seeds. Simmer liquid to reduce by half and stir into applesauce.

COMBINE potato and onion in large mixer bowl. Beat egg with 2 tablespoons oil and salt; combine with potato mixture.

POUR enough remaining oil into a large skillet to cover bottom with about 1/16 inch of oil. Heat to very hot but not smoking, and drop potato mixture in by heaping tablespoons. Flatten immediately so pancakes are about 4 inches in diameter (smaller pancakes will burn). Try to keep them neatly round. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown; flip and brown other side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.


Number of reviews: 14

Clara KY
My Mom used to make these when my 4 brothers and I were growing up so the name wasn't that new to me. I just love these. I use a blender and to cook the apples I use sugar free diet sprite or any diet drink. My father in law is a diabetic and I learned this trick so he can eat fried apple pies. Taste just like the real thing. I peel my apples, add the one can of sugar free diet sprite, cover and let it simmer till the apples are done. Add more diet sprite if needed during cooking. I mash up or put in my blender. Yummy. Thanks for this recipe, will make again......

Rated: 5

Oscar Boynton Beach, Florida
I have been making Latkes for years always frying them in a lot of oil. I never added oil to the batter, but this time following your recipe I did. I used much less oil to fry and they were not only delicous but very light.

Rated: 5

Liz Couch Canton,Ga
This dish was superb. I enjoyed every bite of it including my Business Math class. It was a project that ended perfect.

Rated: 5

Latkas (as it is said in the Jewish language) are awesome!!!! They make me feel all tingly inside with warm pleasure. Nice and tasty. Also good with salsa and sour cream. EAT IT !!!

Rated: 5

Matt Belanger
I've had latkes (potato pancakes) all over the place and these are by far the best I have had. I didn't prepare the applesauce but instead just served them with sour cream and French toast. They are especially easy to prepare if you have a food processor, sure beats grating a bunch of potatoes and an onion (which had me crying for a good 5 minutes).

Rated: 5

The recipe wasn't awful but the aluminum foil make the potatoes dark and my mom was mentioning that some metal in the pancakes, so it didn't taste as good as we liked it to be.

Rated: 3

Delise SIngapore
Healthy and most important.... it is so easy to prepare. Ideals for just snacks too.

Rated: 5

Rene' Salem, Or
These are wonderful!! Yummmmmy~ we have had them for breakfast and dinner...... To Mary: Just below the list of ingredients you will fine a button to click on that will give you the nutritional info, and the saturated fats are in there.

Rated: 5

I tried making them and they didn't come out great. it was a little exhausting, too. I accidentlly burnt them a little bit. the applesause came out great, even though it didn't blend so well with the pancakes. even though I don't like sour cream I put some on. wasn't good! the recepe is recomended with out the applesause and sour cream, maybe with some salt. not bad!

Rated: 3

Faith Cannon Buffalo, MO
I did not eat them with the applesauce on them so they were just plain hash browns to me. I am sure the applesauce would help a little but I would rather not.

Rated: 3

Mary Levesque Colorado
excellent recipes - but it would help us on low fat diets to have the nutrition contents, e.g. fat, sat. fat. protein etc.

Rated: 3


Rated: 5

Marilyn Sun City, AZ
My husband loves these. We've heard them called Latkes which is European or Yiddish or something like that, I think. I'm going to make them again tonight!

Rated: 5

shari forman from north york,Ontario Canada
I love Potato Pancakes With Applesauce for the Jewish Holidays.

Rated: 5

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