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Apple Potato Latke Shortcut

Our Apple Potato Latke Shortcut tastes just like the real thing! Save time with this fabulous cheat and enjoy crispy latkes with a sweet and tart surprise, any night of the week.
Course Sides
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 latkes


  • 1 6 oz. package of Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups cold water
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, medium, peeled and shredded
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • applesauce (optional) for serving
  • sour cream (optional) for serving


  1. Take a large cookie sheet and line it with paper towels. Place a cookie cooling rack over it. Set aside.
  2. Peel Granny Smith apples and cut into large chunks. Discard core. Place in food processor and process until pieces are small, about 1/4 inch. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until well-blended. Add 2/14 cups cold water and mix well.
  4. Stir in contents of Potato Pancake Mix package.
  5. Add in shredded apples. Mix well. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in 1-2 large frying pans on medium-high heat. (I use two pans to be able to cook more at once.) Make sure oil is hot enough so that batter will sizzle when you add it. Test it by sprinkling in a TINY drop of water to see if it sizzles.
  7. Drop a tablespoon or serving spoon (if you prefer larger latkes) into hot oil and brown on both sides. Place latke on cooling rack for a minute or two. Any excess oil will drop down onto the paper towels.
  8. Arrange on a platter and serve with applesauce and sour cream while the latkes are still hot.