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The Essentials of Making Hanukkah Latkes

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights; after you light the candles, it's time to enjoy latkes and other fried treats like sufganiyot and fritters. Here are some traditional and not-so-traditional Hanukkah goodies that are sure to please your palate.

Tips for Making Latkes for Hanukkah

After the Hanukkah candle lighting, it’s time for singing songs and feasting on latkes. Making latkes is pretty easy, but the tips included here will help you make the best latkes for your Hanukkah celebration [more…]

How to Make Light and Crispy Potato Latkes

Ideal latkes (potato pancakes) are lacy and crisp — and this recipe delivers. Delicious potato latkes are always a hit at parties and dinners or as a savory snack. Serve them with applesauce, sour cream [more…]

How to Make Spicy Vegetable Latkes

Although potatoes are by far the most popular latke, you can make latkes from other vegetables, too. They become a welcome change during Hanukkah; not everyone wants to eat potato pancakes every day. [more…]

How to Make Lowfat Corn Latkes

Using corn in two ways ¯ as a puree and as whole kernels ¯ makes these latkes absolutely delicious. Corn latkes are incredibly quick and easy to prepare, too. You can make them ahead of your Hanukkah celebration [more…]

Discovering Sufganiyot — Hanukkah Doughnuts

To most Jews in North America, latkes mean Hanukkah, but to Israelis, sufganiyot say Hanukkah even more than levivot, the Hebrew word for latkes. Soofganiyot are light doughnuts without holes. They are [more…]

How to Make Sweet Hanukkah Fritters

Hanukkah fritters are light puffs of batter or simple dough that have been fried. This recipe makes fritters that are quick to prepare, because they use a batter leavened with baking powder instead of [more…]

How to Make Cinnamon Applesauce for Hanukkah Latkes

Most people simply serve their Hanukkah latkes with applesauce from a jar. Try making your own applesauce instead for entertaining or to be true to tradition. Homemade applesauce is tastier than store-bought [more…]

Savory Leek and Mushroom Topping for Hanukkah Latkes

This savory leek and mushroom topping for Hanukkah latkes is scented with cumin and thyme. It enlivens any vegetable or potato pancakes. If you’re including dairy foods on the menu, top each latke with [more…]

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