Mini Vegetable Latkes With Chunky Applesauce
Hands-on time: 40 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Makes: 10 to 12 servings
Use a food processor fitted with a grater blade to make easy work of the vegetables. If you don’t have a food processor, a box grater works just as well. We’ve created a traditional applesauce for dipping, but you can also serve these latkes with sour cream. Chunky Applesauce:
2G olden Delicious apples (about 450 g total), peeled, cored and finely diced 2 tbsp granulated sugar pinch cinnamon pinch salt 2 tsp lemon juice Latkes: 675 g baking potatoes (about 2) ½ cup grated carrot ½ cup grated celery root ½ cup grated onion ½ cup grated zucchini 1 egg, lightly beaten ⅓ cup all-purpose flour or matzo meal ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper vegetable oil for deep-frying Chunky Applesauce: In saucepan, bring apples, sugar, cinnamon, salt and ½ cup water to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking up apples with back of spoon, until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days.) Latkes: Meanwhile, peel and grate potatoes; squeeze out as much liquid as possible. In large bowl, stir together potatoes, carrot, celery root, onion and zucchini. Stir in egg, flour, salt and pepper.
In large deep skillet or Dutch oven, add enough oil to come 1 inch up side; heat until deep-fryer thermometer reads 375°F or 1-inch cube of white bread turns golden brown in 40 seconds. Using 2 spoons, drop potato mixture by scant 1 tbsp into oil, about 1 inch apart; cook, turning once, until golden brown and edges are crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined rimmed baking sheet to drain. (Makeahead: Transfer to rack and cover with paper towel; let stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours. Remove paper; place rack on baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven until heated through, about 10 minutes.) Serve with applesauce. per each of 12 servings: about 191 cal, 2 g pro, 12 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 19 g carb (2 g dietary fibre, 6 g sugar), 15 mg chol, 111 mg sodium, 228 mg potassium. % RDI : 1% calcium, 4% iron, 9% vit A, 8% vit C, 6% folate.