When I think of a snack, I always lean towards a savory snack versus a sweet one. But once in awhile I do need to satisfy my sweet tooth. I have created a healthy snack that combines both sweet and savory that any snack lover would love to dig into. I like to introduce to you, my Apple Potato Fritters made with Ontario Apples! For this recipe, I am using the well loved Honeycrisp. Honeycrisp apples are available from September to March and have a satisfying crisp texture. These apples are juicy and have a nice balance between being sweet and slightly acidic. Make sure you look for the Foodland Ontario sticker on your apples to make sure you are buying Ontario Apples!
You might notice in your local grocery stores that the Honeycrisp apples are not always available and when they are, they are quite expensive. Did you know that Honeycrisps are pretty hard for farmers to grow and maintain? Honeycrisps bruise easily, they are sensitive to heat, have thin skin, and the list of challenges goes on, which is why they are a little bit more expensive. But when the farmer gets it right, the beautiful Honeycrisp apples are magnificent (and well worth the higher price)!
These Apple Potato Fritters make a wonderful snack and you can make a bunch and freeze ahead of time. You can also serve them as a side dish during dinner too!
- 1 medium sized white potato peeled, shredded, and drained
- 1 medium sized sweet potato peeled, shredded, and drained
- 1 Honeycrisp apple shredded
- 1 small white onion, diced finely
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup cooked bacon diced
- 2 cloves garlic chopped finely
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- Salt & Pepper
- Chopped green onions (optional for garnish)
- Your favourite oil to pan fry
- Preheat a medium sized pan to medium heat with enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan
- Combine all ingredients (except the green onion garnish) in a large bowl and mix until you have fritter dough that is a little sticky
- TIP: Depending on how well you drain the potatoes, you may need a little extra flour to make the mixture slightly drier so you can make the perfect fritters
- Form mixture into flat potato fritters (about 1 inch diameter)
- Pan fry on each side for about 1 minute or until it turns golden brown. You can keep them warm in the oven while you finish frying the rest of the fritters up
- Garnish with green onions and enjoy!
Check out my other Ontario Apple Dan San dessert recipe here!
*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. As always the recipe and opinions are my own.