Food & Drink

Festive Foods For A Hanukkah Celebration

There are 8 nights of Hanukkah and EVEN WE can only eat so many latkes and jelly doughnuts.

Hanukkah (or Chanukah, if you want), like most Jewish holidays, is largely about the food. You'll find the same rotating cast of characters in a lot of traditional Jewish meals (brisket, matzoh ball soup, chopped liver), but Hanukkah has two that are really unique and special: latkes and jelly doughnuts. Both of these foods are fried in oil, which is key to Hanukkah dinner, since the holiday celebrates the miracle of oil lasting eight days when it was only supposed to last one.

BUT, there are eight nights of Hanukkah and EVEN WE can only eat so many latkes and doughnuts. Below, we've pulled together some of the most delicious Hanukkah recipes we could find, ranging from hip and modern to totally traditional. And yes, there's matzoh ball soup and brisket again.

1
Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie
Gimme Some Oven
2
Harissa-Cheese Stuffed Fried Olives
Aliya LeeKong
3
Shaved Apple Salad With Manchego Cheese and Almonds
Ray Kachatorian
4
Joan Nathan's Chosen Matzo Ball Soup
James Ransom/Food52
5
Simply Delicious Traditional Latkes
WinnieAB/Food52
6
Roasted Halibut With Olive Oil And Lemon
Flat Art Studios
7
Horseradish Green Beans
Flat Art Studios
8
Spaghetti Squash Latkes With Dehydrated Olives, Feta, Sumac
Great Performances
9
Three Ingredient Prime Rib Roast
Con Poulos
10
Lemon And Onion Roast Or Roasted Chicken
Sarah Shatz/Food52
11
Nach Waxman's Brisket Of Beef
James Ransom/Food52
12
Persian Lamb In Pomegranate Quince Sauce
James Ransom/Food52
13
Sweet Potato Parsnip Latkes With Feta And Leeks
James Ransom/Food52
14
Challah
Cookin' Canuck
15
Olive Oil Walnut Cake (Karydopita)
The New Greek Cuisine
16
Pumpkin Rugelach With Sage And Walnuts
James Ransom/Food52
17
Thanksgivukkah Doughnuts
Kristen Aiken
18
Elsa's Rye Cookies
James Ransom/Food52
19
Teddie's Apple Cake
James Ransom/Food52
20
Hanukkah Churros
Sarah Shatz/Food52
21
The Maca-Bee Cocktail
The Sipping Seder

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