Seasonal & Holiday Eats!
1 large Granny Smith Apple
1 large Sweet Apple (Gala, Honey Crisp etc…)
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins (Golden or regular)
3 tablespoons Flour – adjust depending on the moisture of the mixture
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp real maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
Coarsely grate apples and transfer into a bowl. Try to wring out all the moisture from the grated apples – You can use a cloth to squeeze out the water. Beat the egg and add cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, salt, maple syrup and vanilla and combine. At this point, you can add the raisins and mix. Using a large soup or serving spoon, scoop some of the apple mixture and press down with your hand – flattening the mixture and draining any excess liquid. Carefully slide the latke off into the hot oil and let fry for several minutes and then flip - remove when both sides are golden brown. If baking, place latke on pre-sprayed parchment paper (any non-stick spray will do) and then spray the tops of each latke to get them to crisp up in the oven. Bake at high heat (450 degrees) for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and then flip – Cook another 2 minutes and remove. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream.