Hanukkah Deep-Fried Foods Menu

Shake up your Hanukkah celebration this year with an array of fried foods to celebrate the miracle of oil, “deep-fried” style.


Known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is an eight-day holiday that celebrates the miracle of oil. The best-known food eaten during Hanukkah are latkes, but we've got some new flavors for you to infuse into your Hanukkah celebration this year. Here are some of our favorites, from “healthy” deep-fried vegetables to the crazy ones, like deep-fried cookie dough, for you to try.

 

Traditional Foods:

Latkes

From The Daily Meal

The quintessential Hanukkah food. For something fun, try making it with grated beets, zucchini, or carrots.

 

Sufganiyot

The traditional jelly-filled donut is a Hanukkah favorite.

 

Apple Fritters

From Lara Ferroni

Deep-frying apple slices softens the apple ever-so-nicely, resulting in a soft, applesauce-like filling.

 

Hanukkah Bimuelos

These honey or sugar-coated fried treats resemble donuts and are a traditional Sephardic Jewish food.

 

 

Vegetables:

Deep-Fried Brussels Sprouts, Momofuku style

From Chung Food

A favorite menu item at Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York City.

Deep-Fried Eggplant

Like French fries, but so much better… And maybe a bit better for you?

Dessert Foods:

Deep-Fried Cookie Dough

From Blog Well Done

Deep-frying frozen balls of cookie dough nearly liquefies the dough, resulting in a perfect crunchy-melty contrast.

 

Deep-Fried Oreos

From Hungry in Hogtown

A light batter enrobing slightly soft oreos; the special recipe adapted from R.U.B. BBQ in New York City.

 

Deep-Fried Street Food

From TheKitchn.com

From Twinkies to Devil Dogs, Snickers Bars to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, nothing is off limit when dipped in this batter and deep fried.


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