Sweet Potato and Parsnip Latkes with Chunky 5-Spice Applesauce

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
About 12 latkes
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • For the Chunky 5-spice Applesauce:
  • 6 MacIntosh or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • For the Latkes:
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 pound parsnips, peeled
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • To finish:
  • Sour cream
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced thinly on the bias
Directions
  • For the applesauce: In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the apples, lemon juice, apple cider, lemon zest, 5-spice powder and sugar and stir to mix well. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until apples begin to break down, but are still chunky. Remove from heat and cool.

  • For the latkes: On a box grater, grate the sweet potatoes and the parsnips. Combine potatoes and parsnip in a large bowl. Season with salt and toss to combine. Add flour and stir to distribute evenly. Add eggs and stir well. In a large saute pan over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the chicken fat. Form the potato mixture into 3-inch latkes that are about 1/2-inch thick. Add to chicken fat and fry until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate and season with salt. Repeat this procedure with all of the potato/parsnip mixture, adding more fat as necessary.

  • Serve with applesauce, sour cream and green onions.


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