Serves about 20 latkes
2 lbs (1 kg) baking potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated (about 3 large potatoes)
1 cup (250 ml) sauerkraut, drained and dried
¼ cup (60 ml) chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
2 large eggs
2 tbsp (30 ml) all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 ml) caraway seeds
1 cup (250 ml) sour cream
1 tsp (5 ml) finely grated lemon zest
¼ cup (60 ml) unsalted butter, divided
grapeseed oil or peanut oil, for frying
1 smoked trout fillet
trout roe, optional, for garnish
1¼ lbs (625 g) McIntosh apples, unpeeled, cored and quartered
3 tbsp (45 ml) apple cider
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
pinch salt


  1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil, add potatoes and cook for 1 minute, drain. Line a baking sheet with a kitchen towel, spread out potatoes, cool, squeeze out as much excess water as possible using kitchen towel. Add potatoes to a bowl with sauerkraut and dill, combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper before stirring in egg and flour.
  2. In a dry frying pan, toast caraway seeds over medium-low heat until fragrant. Place into a mortar and pestle and crush until coarsely ground. Stir in a bowl with sour cream and lemon zest. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp (15 ml) butter and a drizzle of oil over medium heat. Working in batches, spoon ¼ cup (60 ml) mounds of potato mixture into pan and flatten to about ½-in (1 cm) thick. Cook, turning once, until latkes are golden and crispy.
  4. Serve latkes with a dollop of both Rosy Apple Sauce and sour cream sauce. Garnish with torn pieces of trout fillet, trout roe and additional dill sprigs. Serve immediately.
  5. To make ROSY APPLE SAUCE: In a saucepan, stir together all ingredients over medium heat. Simmer, cover and stir occasionally until very soft, about 15 minutes. Pass apples through a food mill or, for a chunky sauce, remove apple skins and mash coarsely with a fork. Refrigerate until ready to use. May be made up to 5 days in advance.
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