Hanukkah is just around the corner — and what better way to celebrate than with eight all-new recipes. While we have plenty of fried foods fit for celebrating the festival of lights, we also have plenty of sweets, sides and mains for you to feast on. Whether you prefer a tried-and-true favourite or want a fresh twist a traditional dish, these recipes are sure to offer something for everyone.
Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes with Spiced Apple-Cranberry Relish
Though these latkes are sweeter than the traditional recipe, they fry up just as crispy and delicious as ever. If you always to choose between applesauce and sour cream as a latke topper, consider this apple-cranberry relish to be the perfect solution. It’s full of the delicious apple flavour you love, but pairs perfectly with a dollop of sour cream, too.
Homemade Hanukkah Gelt
Have kiddos hanging around the kitchen? Get them involved with this super-easy recipe for homemade gelt. Simply brush a muffin tin with oil, divide melted chocolate between each cup and have your helpers decorate each one with gold sprinkles, sugar or edible pearls.
Caramelized Onion and Potato Knishes
Knishes may seem intimidating, but trust us when we say that this dough is fool proof. When stuffed with a cheesy potato-onion filling and baked to golden brown, the dough becomes light, flaky and utterly delicious. For extra deliciousness, serve warm with plenty of sour cream on the side.
You don’t need a baking dish to make an excellent kugel. This sweet version is baked inside a muffin tin for a portable side dish that’s great for gifting.
Bring on the doughnuts! These lemon-scented pastries are fried to perfection, then rolled in sugar and stuffed with your favourite jam. Be sure to let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes after cutting into rounds — this will result in fluffy, pillow doughnuts.
Chicken Soup Knishes with Creamy Gravy
Consider this next-level knish to be the ultimate comfort food. For a filling that’s never dry, we use chicken thighs instead of light meat. While the knishes are baking, use schmaltz or oil to whip up a delicious gravy for serving on the side.
Spinach and Feta Noodle Kugel
If you’re looking for a fresh take on a classic side dish, this is the recipe for you. Savory kugel is loaded with spinach, onions, herbs and feta for a spanakopita-inspired casserole that pairs perfectly with roast chicken or brisket.
Root Vegetable Latkes
Beets, carrots, onion and parsnip lend plenty of colour (and dimension) to the traditional latke. If you don’t want to shred the vegetables by hand, a food processor is a great shortcut!