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Sweet or Savory Cranberry Latkes


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Sweet or Savory Cranberry Latkes

These Thanksgivukkah potato latkes are filled with cranberries, but retain a bit of spice and savory flavorings. To turn these tart turkey day latkes into a sweet side omit the pepper, reduce the salt to a pinch, and add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 3 tablespoons sugar.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 35 min


10 latkes


  • 4 medium Idaho potatoes
  • Oil for frying
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Manischewitz Matzoh Meal
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 to 6 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Applesauce, optional


  1. Prepare a large bowl filled with cold water.
  2. Peel potatoes, and as you finish each, place in cold water to prevent browning.
  3. Pour oil about 1/4 way up the side of a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
  4. Cut potatoes lengthwise into halves or quarters so they fit into food processor feed tube. Process potatoes using the blade that creates thin, shoestring-like strips and transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Add eggs, Manischewitz Matzoh Meal, salt and pepper and mix well.
  6. Add cranberries and mix well until combined.
  7. Drop heaping tablespoons of mixture into hot oil. Using the back of a spoon, pat down each latke to flatten it. Put as many as you can in the skillet without crowding. Putting them too close together will make them soggy.
  8. Fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp around the edges; repeat procedure until finished with all the batter.
  9. Drain on paper towel lined baking sheets.
  10. Serve warm with applesauce if desired.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




3 Responses to Sweet or Savory Cranberry Latkes

  1. avatar says: Rachel

    I don’t see how these would work with whole cranberries. Are they supposed to be chopped?

    • They are not so big and they shrink when heated — but you can chop them if you feel like it will be too tart.

  2. avatar says: elana

    I have two general questions about latke making. I work full time and by the time I come home, although I make the latkes each night from scratch, it is late and I am tired! And dinner is later than I would prefer. So question s#1 – can I grate potatoes in advance and store in fridge or freezer until ready to use? How long can they last in fridge or freezer? Question #2 – can I make latkes in advance and store in freezer for future use?
    Thank you! Love all the recipes!!

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