With Thanksgiving and Hanukkah falling on the same day this year, we have holiday food on the brain. That’s why we’ve picked out some must-try Hanukkah dishes to put on you plate the next 8 days, whether you celebrate the holiday or not.
1. Chopped Chicken Liver
Ok, maybe it doesn’t sound super appetizing, but wacky foodie Andrew Zimmern and his family serve this dish each year. His grandmother always whipped up the “to-die-for-dish,” and now you can catch him re-creating it during the holidays too.
2. Chocolate Chip Challah Bread
Challah bread is a special Jewish bread with a slightly sweet flavor, but why not make it a little sweeter for the holiday? We like this recipe from Food Network Magazine because it’s filled with chocolate chips—perfect for a sweet treat. We suggest using any leftover bread for a bread pudding!
3. Parsnip Latkes
Latkes are a Hanukkah staple. Instead of the traditional potato latke, we’re into these Parsnip Latkes from Smitten Kitchen. She likes to top them with a sour cream sauce, made with horseradish and dill for an extra kick.
You had us at jelly doughnuts. That’s exactly what Sufganiyot is. The doughnuts are traditionally deep fried, filled with jelly or custard, and topped with powdered sugar. We picked out this recipe from the queen of creating festive holiday treats—Martha Stewart.
5. Horseradish Matzoh Ball Soup
It’s warm. It’s hearty. It’s the perfect start to a Hanukkah meal. Matzoh Ball soup is one of our favorite traditionally Jewish dishes. Give this Horseradish Matzoh Ball Soup from The New York Times for a spin on the usual steamy bowl.
[written by Caitlin Heikkila]