Irresistible Dishes to Make This Hanukkah
In honor of the first night of Hanukkah, which is this Sunday, we put together a decadent menu of celebratory dishes that you’ll find utterly delicious no matter what religion you practice. From homemade challah to braised short ribs and every latke in between, this assortment of food is too good to miss. Scroll through and get ready to play “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel.”
Plain challah is always delicious, but if you're looking for a little something different, blackberry challah is just the recipe to try. The blackberry mixture adds a subtle mix of tang and sweetness to the soft, buttery challah. And it makes for an excellent breakfast toast the day after.
When you want something a little healthy and a little naughty, this zucchini and sweet potato fritter is the perfect go-to. Combine two grated zucchini, a sweet potato, green onions, and some egg whites to keep it all together. Skip the white flour and go with coconut flour.
Crispy, sweet, and oh so scrumptious, these harissa sweet potato latkes are our favorite thing to serve at a Hanukkah dinner party. Keep a watchful eye when frying these fritters as you want to ensure they are perfectly crispy without a glimpse of burn.
You can't let your latkes run naked. Dress them with this refreshing yogurt, mint, and pomegranate dipping sauce. Feel free to use this recipe as a dipping sauce for veggies or meats, as well. We love saving a handful of pomegranate seeds and mint leaves to sprinkle with olive oil.
Rugelach is a traditional Jewish cookie made from dough, cream cheese, sugar, and lots of butter. We love this extra decadent version laced with chocolate and cherries. When baking, remember to use very cold butter. We apologize for giving you the most addictive dessert of the season.
Matzo ball soup is more of a Passover tradition, but it's so warm and cozy we couldn't exclude the dish from our Hanukkah repertoire. Also known as "Jewish penicillin," this is the best dish to sip when you feel a cold coming on. Plus this shallot-shiitake take on traditional matzo balls is outrageously good.
These sweet potato and carrot latke-linis are the bee’s knees—the perfect combination of blini and latke, topped with a generous serving of smoked salmon. Don't assemble this dish until the last minute as you don't want your latke to get soggy or your chives to mix.
This baked noodle kugel recipe is a Hanukkah staple—creamy, baked egg noodles served like lasagna. We love adding caramelized onions to the mix for an extra dash of flavor.
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What's your favorite Hanukkah recipe? Share with us in the comments!