Carrot and Apple Latkes
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Carrot and Apple Latkes {Vegan}

Author Veg Life Staff

Ingredients

  • 1 small Apple peeled, core removed and grated (try to avoid tart/bakingvarieties, these should be sweet)
  • 2 large Carrots peeled, ends trimmed and grated
  • 1 small Onion skin removed, ends trimmed and grated
  • Garlic or garlic powder optional
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp Pepper to taste
  • Spices such as cinnamon allspice and ginger, optional
  • 1 Tbl Ground Flax Seed + 3 Tbl Water allow to sit for 10 minutes to thicken
  • 2 heaping Tbl of Flour any flour will do

Instructions

  • Before you begin, prepare the flax "egg" so that it has time to thicken and become somewhat gelatinous. Set aside.
  • Using the shredding attachment of a food processor, shred the onions, apples and then carrots.
  • Remove to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix very well. Don't forget to add in that flax egg!
  • Preheat a large saute pan over medium to high heat and add oil.
  • Using an ice cream or other scoop helps to keep them all about the same size.
  • Form in your hand, using slight pressure to compress and shape into patties. The thinner the patty, the crisper the latke.
  • Cook for a few minutes on one side until golden and flip, cooking for a few more minutes.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate to blot up excess oil. They will firm up slightly as they rest but will still be somewhat soft in the center.
  • Serve warm with vegan sour cream and/or applesauce.
  • This recipe made about twelve 3" latkes.