Cottage Cheese Latkes


2 large eggs

2/3 cup milk (may substitute buttermilk)

2/3 cup cottage cheese

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice

1 tablespoon melted butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tablespoon sugar or honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground   cinnamon

Olive oil for frying

Powdered sugar, for garnish

Fresh orange slices, for garnish

Jam or honey for topping (optional)


Whisk together eggs, milk, cottage cheese, orange zest, orange juice, and melted butter in a medium bowl.  

Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Pour dry ingredients over wet ingredients and fold together with a wooden spoon just until combined. Do not over mix.

Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Drop 2-3 tablespoons batter per latke in hot skillet.  Fry for 1-1 1/2 minutes before turning over.  Fry an additional 30-45 seconds, or until latkes are golden brown.  

Place 3 latkes on each plate, sprinkle them with powdered sugar, and garnish with orange slices. Makes 4 servings.