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Lufa farms_muffins and latkes_1For this edition, our Lufa Farms order included organic Cortland apples from Verger Maia, organic Spartan apples from Verger Biologique Maniadakis, organic Honeycrisp apples from Pomibec, organic cranberries from Atoka and unsweetened apple sauce made with Jersey Mac apples by Catherine Cafiti. Last week, we made a Sunday dinner out of the loot, with roasted salmon in spiced apple sauce on a bed of potatoes and apples and a fennel, apple and pear salad on the side.

Now, it’s time for brunch. With Hanukkah just around the corner, we suggest you make a batch of delicious apple-potato latkes. Made from a mix of Cortland apples and yellow wax potatoes, these latkes are the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. Serve them to your friends and family for a Hanukkah brunch, or just because you love them.

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Apple-Potato Latkes with Curried Yogurt and Applesauce

The apple-potato latkes:

  • Apple 1 lb Cortland apples (about 4-5 small-sized organic Cortland apples, should produce 1.5 cups when grated and squeezed dry)
  • 4 medium-sized yellow flesh potatoes or Russet potatoes (should produce 2 cups when grated and squeezed dry)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper, just a couple of grinds
  • 2 eggs
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1. Preheat a non-stick pan on med-high heat.
2. Whisk egg separately and fold into apples and potatoes. Add flour, baking powder and salt, and stir quickly to combine.
3. Add 3 Tbs of vegetable oil to pan.
4. Form mixture into flat patties and drop into pan. Let cook on med-high heat on one side for 2 minutes, then turn over and let cook on medium heat for another 2 minutes.
5. Remove onto a plate covered with a paper towel and let sit for 5 minutes.

Tip: add a TB of oil each time you put in a new batch of latkes.

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The curried yogurt:

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 TB curry powder
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt

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1. Mix all yogurt ingredients together.
2. Serve latkes topped with curried yogurt and applesauce.

Tip: If desired, you can cook a sunny-side-up egg and serve it with the latkes. This will take the dish to the next level.

And voilà! A delicious and nutritious recipe that puts a fresh spin on a holiday tradition. Enjoy some latkes and, most importantly, spend some time with your loved ones — happy Hanukkah, everyone!

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