Mini Latke and Toppings Bar
Half the fun of eating latkes is topping them with all the fixings! These miniature versions of the classic pan-fried potato cake make it easy for you and your guests to sample a variety of toppings like sour cream, smoked salmon, and applesauce.
Oven-Poached Salmon with Pistachios and Horseradish
Serving a whole salmon fillet makes for an impressive presentation at Chanukah dinner, but it’s so much easier than it looks when you oven-poach it in foil. Before serving, drizzle with a colorful and tangy horseradish-pistachio sauce.
Sweet Onion Brisket
Brisket and Vidalia onions braise together in a sweet and tangy red wine broth until both are fall-apart tender. Slice and serve the brisket with its concentrated, flavorful sauce for a Chanukah main dish that’s always memorable.
Root Veggie Latkes
If you’re a fan of veggie noodles and spiralized veggies, you’ll love this creative way to make latkes. Each crisp-tender pancake features a blend of grated root vegetables like sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and turnips.
Roasted Beets and Parsnips with Hazelnuts
The natural sweetness of beets and parsnips intensifies during a high-heat roast, transforming the wedges into jewels of caramelized flavor. Roast the two vegetables on separate baking pans so the color of the beets doesn’t stain the parsnips.
Noodle Kugel with Cinnamon-Cracker Topping
Crushed buttery crackers blended with cinnamon sugar become a dreamy sweet-and-salty topping for creamy kugel. They crisp up to golden-brown perfection in the oven for a coating that’s reminiscent of strudel.
Sweet Dessert Kugel with Dried Figs
Turkish figs are an elegant addition to the traditional Jewish dessert for the holidays. Chop the dried fruit into bite-sized pieces and fold into the noodles before baking for subtle pops of sweet flavor throughout the casserole.
Olive Oil Dreidel Cookies
Adding olive oil to sugar cookie dough isn’t just a tasty way to honor the holiday—it adds rich, fruity flavor to every bite. If you don’t have a dreidel cookie cutter, stamp the dough into rounds and decorate with blue sprinkles.