5 Easy Hanukkah Dinner Recipes
For a traditional holiday feast, here are 5 easy Hanukkah dinner recipes your family will love. Rich with the flavors the holiday of lights is famous for, these Hanukkah recipes can be made quickly and even at the last minute without anyone guessing. Make sure you have the ingredients in advance, then set aside an hour or two to prepare the feast.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these 5 easy Hanukkah dinner recipes:
- Flour, baking powder, baking soda and corn starch
- Milk, heavy cream and sour cream
- Apple cider and vanilla extract
- Canned or jarred beets
- Potatoes, apples and tomatoes
- Frying oil and shortening
- Honey, sugar and powdered sugar
- Salt and nutmeg
Follow these steps to make these 5 easy Hanukkah dinner recipes:
- Easy Hanukkah sufganiyot (donuts).This easy Hanukkah dinner recipe offers you a simple alternative to yeast Hanukkah sufganiyot. Mix 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour, 1 cup of sour cream, 2 tbsp of sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp of vanilla, and a pinch of salt and baking soda. Boil oil in a pot and scoop spoonfuls of the mixed dough into the boiling oil. The sufganiyot will turn over by themselves when one side turns crisp. Remove the sufganiyot from the oil when they turn golden brown on both sides. After they cool, sprinkle the sufganiyot with powdered sugar.
- Hanukkah tomato baskets. This easy Hanukkah dinner recipe creates festive, individual salads. Take a large tomato and cut a horizontal along the center until you almost reach the midpoint. Repeat this cut from the other side, leaving a 1/2 inch space between this cut and the previous. Next, create vertical cuts from the top of the tomato to meet the cuts at its center. This will remove the two side chunks and leave a central arch over the full tomato bottom. Now hollow the arch to create a handle, then hollow the bottom half of the tomato to create a basket. Chop the cut off tomato pieces, add salt and sour cream and stuff this salad back into the Hanukkah tomato basket.
- Hanukkah beet latkes. Popular in Eastern Europe this easy Hanukkah dinner recipe will add color and unique flavor to your celebrations. Mix 1 cup of finely chopped canned beets, 4 large beaten egg yolks, 3 tbps of heavy cream, 2 tbsp of cornstarch, 1/2 tsp of sugar, 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg and 1 tsp of salt. Fry the Hanukkah beet latkes on medium heat in a skillet coated in hot oil. Scoop the mixture into the pan then press it down gently to flatten each latke and fry each side until it turns a deep red-brown. Serve with sour cream.
- Hanukkah apple latkes. This easy Hanukkah dinner recipe offers you a fruity alternative to the traditional potato latkes. Mix 2 cups of flour, 3 tsp of baking powder, 2 tbsp of shortening, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tbsp of sugar, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Add 1/2 a cup of apple cider, 1/3 cup of milk, 1 tbsp of vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Mix the ingredients well. Fry the apple latkes in a large pan on medium heat with a 1/4 inch of hot oil. Spoon 2 tbsp of mixture into the hot oil for each latke, press the lump flat then add 2 apple slices on top. Fry the latke until both sides are golden brown.
- Hanukkah potato latkes. This easy Hanukkah dinner recipe is made in the traditional fashion using eggs and potatoes only. Peel and grate 2 lbs of potatoes then rinse them in a strainer to wash away the starch. Mix in 2 eggs and a 1/4 tsp of salt, then fry the latkes on medium heat in a large pan coated in hot oil. Each latkes should be made from a 1/4 cup of mixture. Be sure to flatten the latkes in the skillet and fry each side separately until it turns golden brown.