Adam Richman shares his traditional family recipes for latkes and applesauce

Adam Richman shares his traditional family recipes for crispy potato latkes, sweet applesauce and tart cranberry applesauce just in time for Hanukkah.
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TV show host and cookbook author Adam Richman is stopping by TODAY to share his go-to Hanukkah recipes — taught to him by his mother!

He shows us how to make classic crispy potato latkes and homemade applesauce two ways: traditional and tart cranberry.

This was the latke recipe I grew up with! And it is arguably the best and most traditional one I've ever had.

I love this recipe because it was my first example of homemade applesauce and the version from a jar just couldn't compare. I feel that it really preserves the integrity of the flavor and when you are making latkes, it would be a travesty to pair it with anything but homemade applesauce.

Cranberry Applesauce

Like many great dishes, this one reminds me of my mom — which is always awesome — but truly, it's one of those all-in-one-pot, straightforward recipes that creates a sauce that you can use with savory or sweet foods.

If you like those traditional Hanukkah recipes, you should also try these:

Gail Simmons's Mom's Potato Pancakes (Hanukkah Latkes)

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