Spiced Turmeric Latkes & Garam Masala Applesauce
Ingredients for Latkes:
2-3 russet potatoes
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 serrano (green) chili chopped finely
1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
1-2 tbsp ghee for frying
Ingredients for Applesauce:
1 cup organic applesauce (no sugar added)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp lemon juice (add if applesauce is not too tart)
2 tbsp coconut sugar (adjust based on your desired level of sweeteness)
Instructions for latkes:
Wash the potatoes (skin on).
Fill a large stock pot with water and bring water to a boil on medium heat.
Add potatoes to boiling water and boil for 6-7 minutes (may take up to 15 minutes depending on size of your potatoes) or until fully cooked and soft.
Remove potatoes from boiling water and let cool.
Once cooled, peel skin from potatoes.
Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl and mash with a spatula until it’s well mashed and broken down.
Beat egg separately and add it in to bowl with mashed potatoes. Mix well.
Add in all spices and salt listed in ingredients above with potatoes. Mix well until fully combined. Taste mixture and adjust spices and seasonings as necessary.
Use your clean hands to take potato mixture and roll into a flattened circle (about 2-3 inches in diameter) to form patties.
Heat oil on a pan on low heat.
Place patties on the pan leaving enough room to flip them. Make sure each side is golden brown and crispy.
Remove patties from pan once all sides are golden and crispy.
Serve with applesauce or sour cream!
Instructions for Garam Masala Applesauce:
Combine all ingredients listed in a bowl and mix well.
Adjust seasonings based on your preference.
Serve at the side with latkes!