The Ultimate Hanukkah Menu
6 Things Your Table Needs
If you’ve been dreaming about your favorite holiday flavors — latkes and brisket, for starters — it’s time to get inspired! We’ve curated holiday helpers that honor tradition to make your celebrations deliciously memorable and your menu more complete:
1. Garlic-Roasted Beef Brisket
This festive entrée is as easy as it is delicious and will fill your house with the wonderful aroma of roasted garlic. A medium-size head of garlic usually contains about 14 cloves, though you may find it easier to buy a container of peeled cloves for this recipe.
2. Potato Latkes
Latke is the Yiddish word for pancake. The latke draws its origin from the Ukrainian potato pancake. It is the dish most associated with Hanukkah in the United States, as foods fried in oil have symbolic meaning for the holiday. This recipe makes a lacy potato pancake, as long as the matzoh meal is used sparingly.
3. Polish-Style Beet Soup
Sometimes called clear borscht, this rendition of the traditional Polish soup is surprisingly light and brothy. You can add a garnish of sour cream or yogurt if you like.
4. Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This four-ingredient recipe makes for a simple preparation with delicious results. Our recipe offers three fun ways to infuse seasonal flavor if you’re hankering for something new, or have fun coming up with your own flavor combo!
5. Jam-Filled Coconut Donuts
Filled with sweet-tart jam and crowned with toasted coconut, these baked donuts (a fun version of more traditional Hanukkah sufganiyot) make for a delicious family cooking project.
6. Chocolate Gelt Buttons
As fun to eat as they are tasty, this homemade Hanukkah gelt is topped with golden flaxseeds, sesame and poppy seeds, and turbinado sugar.