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Potato & Cheese Latkes With Apple-Pear Sauce

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“I found these online about 6 years ago and never posted them. What I like is that they are savory and a combination of both cheese and potato.The potato-cheese latkes prep time = 15 mins & frying time = 10 mins per batch. The apple-pear sauce prep time = 10 mins & cooking time = 20 mins. While there is nothing like the traditional applesauce and sour cream, here's this variation - easy to make and tastes great!!!!;)”
1 large platter of latkes w/sauce on the side

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. LATKES:
  2. Peel, cube, and boil potatoes.
  3. Mash & add cheese.
  4. Beat eggs well and add.matzoh meal or flour, baking powder, and spices.
  5. Heat oil until hot and put large spoonful for each pancake.
  6. Cook until brown and flip.
  7. *VARIATION: Use one potato and 10 oz. package of spinach (frozen or cooked), well drained and chopped. This is especially tasty if you're using feta.
  8. APPLE-PEAR SAUCE: (Pareve).
  9. Core and cut apples and pears.
  10. Cover well with water and cook until soft.
  11. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  12. Put through foley food mill (I see them often in second hand stores) or force through colander to remove skins and seeds.
  13. Mix in lemon rind and cinnamon.
  14. Enjoy!

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