Apple-Potato Latkes

A nontraditional approach to a potato latke. The shredding is done using a spiralizer, and the apple and maple syrup give you just enough sweetness to make these different. Good topped with sour cream or applesauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 small latkes


  • 1 russet potato, peeled

  • 1 firm apple, peeled

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Make a deep vertical cut on each side of the potato and apple.

  2. Attach potato to a spiralizer fitted with the small shredded blade and cut into thin shreds. Repeat with apple. Spread shredded potato and apple on several layers of paper towels; squeeze to release as much moisture as possible. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Mix egg, flour, maple syrup, salt, and nutmeg into the bowl.

  4. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture into the skillet; flatten slightly with a spatula. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining mixture, adding more oil if needed.

Cook's Notes:

There are many brands of spiralizers; the small shredder blade referred to in this recipe is from the Paderno(R) brand.

Use liquid egg substitute (such as Egg Beaters(R)) if desired.

A 2-tablespoon cookie scoop works great for step 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 290mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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