Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Latkes Recipe
are easy to make in an air fryer as well as your traditional method.
Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Latkes are easy to make as a side dish as well as for the Holidays. You certainly can fry them in oil the traditional way, however using an air fryer can cut back on a lot of calories and the flavors are more natural.
What I mean by more natural flavors is that you taste every ingredient in the latkes when air fried. The oil can be heavy at times and can take over and hide the flavors.
I know traditional recipes are a very important part of our culture and family history but the new millennium has been taking us into a new age of quick and easy recipes along with healthier cooking. I’m in on this ride so I decided to give the air fryer a chance.
Concerned that buying an air fryer might have been an impulse, I was very excited that it turned out to be a terrific investment. I’ve already made several different recipes that all turned out terrific, as well as remaking many of the recipes I usually make.
It’s Hanukkah this week and in our local newspaper yesterday there was a recipe for these apple cinnamon latkes that caught my eye. My mom always made potato pancakes on Friday’s and I continued to make them after I got married. Over the years though I stopped making them because we needed to cut back on fried foods so today I was on a new mission.
I’m happy to be able to share this basic and simple air fryer apple cinnamon latkes recipe with the Holidays soon on the way. I used Granny Smith apples but you can use whatever you prefer, and the cinnamon was a terrific addition.
- 2 apples, peeled & quartered (I used Granny Smith)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (use your preferred sugar)
- 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled & quartered
- 1 shallot peeled and grated
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup whole wheat flour (or Matzoh Meal)
- 1 tsp. salt
- Grate the apples - using hand grater or food processor. Add to bowl and toss with the cinnamon and coconut sugar.
- Grate the potatoes and shallot and add to the bowl with the apples.
- Add the 2 beaten eggs and toss until well blended. Stir in the flour (or matzoh meal), add the salt and mix until everything is well combined.
- Form patties, make them about 3 inch rounds and about ¼ inch thick.
- Preheat the air fryer, coat the tray with non-stick cooking spray. I also lightly brushed the patties with avocado oil on each side, though it wasn't necessary since I didn't brush the first batch and they browned perfectly.
- Cook 4-5 minutes on each side.
- Remove from try and serve with sour cream, apple sauce, or your favorite toppings.
The Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Latkes recipe was a success. Yes I was surprised and it was a great lesson learned to never give up. Where there is a will, there’s a way!
This recipe can be cooked in the traditional way in a skillet. Just add your preferred oil, I always us avocado oil, and fry them a few minutes on each side, until browned.
Remove from pan and place on paper towel. Serve with your favorite toppings.
Have you used an air fryer? If so, what are your thoughts?
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