Hanukkah Recipes

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These recipes are drawn from articles that have been published on our site over the years. In 2013, we added a page of Hanukkah recipes that incorporate Thanksgiving, which was celebrated that year on the first day of Hanukkah.

Traditionally, Ashkenazi Jews – those from Eastern Europe – have made latkes (potato pancakes), while Israeli Jews make doughnuts called sufganiyot. But what it all comes down to is oil. We’re celebrating the miracle of a drop of oil that lasted eight nights. And we’re cooking up our food in plenty of oil too.

Christmas latkes

Latkes (some pronounce as “lat-keys” and spell as “latkehs” or “latkahs”)

How To Make Latkes: video

How to Make Latkes: Step-by-Step from JewishBoston.com

Mochi Latkes with Asian Pear and Persimmon Relish

Roasted Garlic Caprese Latkes

Red & Green Latkes

The Right Way to Make Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes from a Mix

The Gold Family Latkes

Scallion Latkes with Scallion Dipping Brushes

Walnut-cherry Cheese Latkes with Chunky Cherry-Applesauce

Greek Herbed Spinach Latkes with Feta-Yogurt Sauce

Potato Latkes

Classic Potato Pancakes

Garlic-Rosemary Potato Latkes

Crispy Shallot Latkes with Sugar Dusting

Mediterranean Chickpea Latkes

From our friends at the URJ, video instruction: How to Make Latkes (part 1) and How to Make Latkes (part 2).

Doughnuts

gingerbread sufganiyot

Beignets

Buñuelos (or Bimuelos) with Honey

Gingerbread doughnuts

Loukoumades (Sephardic Greek doughnuts)

Mochi Doughnuts with dipping jams

Ponchiki: Polish Cheese Doughnut Holes

Pumpkin Doughnuts

Sufganiyot from Chow.com

Other desserts

Cream Cheese Rugelach with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

Holiday Sugar Cookies with Icing

Honey Zimsterne Star Cookies

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Thyme Glaze

Side dishes or appetizers

Cheese Pennies or Edible Hanukkah Gelt

Delicata Squash and Spinach Salad

Easy Applesauce

Hanukkah Cheese Platter from JewishBoston.com

Holiday Party Cocktail Menu with Zucchini Latkes

Sweet & Sour Soup with Dill (video)

Stuffed eggplantMain dishes

Rigatoni ala Norma

Greek Tomato-Spinach Pizza

Parmesan Crusted Grouper

Fish in Potato Latke Crust with Horseradish Cream

Fried Chicken Cutlets, Italian-Jewish Style

Stuffed Eggplant with Meat and Tahini