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Apple Potato Pancakes with Thyme (latkes)
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5 from 2 votes

Savory Apple Potato Pancakes with Thyme

Crispy savory Apple Potato Pancakes flavored with Thyme. These are gluten-free and vegan.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: Jewish
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 latkes (approx)
Calories: 126kcal


  • 3 medium russet potatoes (or any floury potato, raw, grated)
  • 2 medium apples (grated)
  • ½ red onion (grated)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon thyme (chopped)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (minced. Use less and deseed if sensitive to heat)
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (approx, for frying the pancakes)


  • Place the potatoes, apples and onion in a bowl. Squeeze out as much water as you can, but leave the starch that accumulates at the bottom of the bowl because this will help your pancakes crisp up.
  • Mix in all of the other ingredients.
  • In a skillet, heat a quarter-inch-deep layer of oil with a high smoking point, like canola.
  • Add spoonfuls of the pancake batter to the skillet, pressing down on the top with the back of the spoon to flatten. Leave at least an inch between each of the pancakes to ensure they become golden and do not steam.
  • When the underside is golden and crispy, turn over and cook the other side until that's golden.
  • Serve hot. It is traditional to serve latkes with applesauce, but they are quite perfect on their own.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg