These recipes are drawn from articles that have been published on our site over the years. In 2013, we added a page of Hanukkah recipes that incorporate Thanksgiving, which was celebrated that year on the first day of Hanukkah.
Traditionally, Ashkenazi Jews – those from Eastern Europe – have made latkes (potato pancakes), while Israeli Jews make doughnuts called sufganiyot. But what it all comes down to is oil. We’re celebrating the miracle of a drop of oil that lasted eight nights. And we’re cooking up our food in plenty of oil too.
Latkes (some pronounce as “lat-keys” and spell as “latkehs” or “latkahs”)
Side dishes or appetizers
Holiday Party Cocktail Menu with Zucchini Latkes
Sweet & Sour Soup with Dill (video)