Hanukkah Recipes

The delicious food enjoyed during the Hanukkah holiday is very symbolic of the event being celebrated. Consequently, fried food is eaten during Hanukkah, symbolizing the oil that lasted eight days. Other food includes cheese as a figurative representation of Judith’s victory.

Originally, traditional latkes were a symbolic representation of the cheesecakes served by Judith, but later evolved to potato/cheese latkes which are popular now. The traditional Hanukkah recipes will surely delight all of you, even if you’re not Jewish.

Chanukah Latkes

 

Chanukah Latkes

5 large potatoes, peeled
1 large onion
3 eggs
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¾ cup oil for frying

Use: 10-inch skillet
Yields: 4 to 6 servings.

     
Ada Shoshans Apple Latkes  

Ada Shoshans Apple Latkes

2 eggs, well beaten
1 ½ cups orange juice, yogurt or milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
¼ - ½ cup sugar depending on taste
3 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated
Vegetable oil for frying
Confectioner's sugar

Makes approximately 36 latkes.

     
Cheese Latkes  

Cheese Latkes

3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup cottage cheese, drained
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 Tbsps. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup oil for frying

Place all the ingredients except oil together in a large bowl. Mix until smooth.

     
Applesauce  

Applesauce

4 pounds apples
1 lemon
2 cinnamon sticks
½ cup apple juice, cider or water
Honey, brown sugar or maple syrup to taste.

     
Rumanian Zucchini Potato Latkes  

Rumanian Zucchini Potato Latkes

2 pounds zucchini
2 large potatoes
1 medium onion
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
¾ cup matzah meal
Salt and pepper to taste
Vegetable oil for frying

Makes 18 large pancakes to serve 6-8.

     
Traditional Doughnuts  

Traditional Doughnuts

1 ¾ ounces fresh yeast
1 ½ cups warm water
1 Tbsp. sugar
3 eggs
½ cup oil
½ cup sugar
½ cup non dairy creamer
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 tsp. Grated lemon peel
6 to 7 cups of flour
Also:
Oil for frying
Confectioners' sugar

Use: 2-quart pot
Yields: 5 to 6 dozen doughnuts

     
Jelly Doughnuts
Hanukkah Recipes
 

Jelly Doughnuts

1 ounce fresh yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm nondairy creamer
1/2 cup flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup margarine
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 Tbsps. sugar
1/2 cup lukewarm nondairy creamer
2 3/4 cups flour

Filling
Jam or Italian Pastry Cream
1 pound solid shortening
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Use: Double boiler
4-quart pot
Yields: 18 to 24 doughnuts

     
Potato Latkes  

Potato Latkes

vegetable oil for frying
1 cup flour
4 eggs
1 medium onion, grated in a food processor
salt and pepper to taste
pinch nutmeg
8 large Idaho or russet potatoes, peeled

     
Hanukkah Recipes