Sauerkraut Latkes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
Really? Sauerkraut in potato pancakes? Oh, yes. Firm, sweet apples mellow the tang so very nicely. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
Sauerkraut Latkes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded peeled apples
  • 1-1/2 cups sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • Optional: Sour cream and chopped green onions


  1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, apples, sauerkraut and eggs. Combine the flour, salt and pepper; stir into potato mixture.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into oil; press lightly to flatten. Fry in batches until golden brown on both sides, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Top with sour cream and green onions if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3 latkes (calculated without sour cream): 306 calories, 20g fat (2g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 658mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.