Alright people, let's get on those treadmills because we've got just a little over a week to lose the turkey and stuffing (or should I say the stuffing that resulted from eating all the turkey) before it's time to eat again. That's right - Chanukah is coming!
It's a celebration of lights and oil and in my house we celebrate it by stuffing as many delicious potato pancakes into our mouths as the cook can make before he or she collapses. Then we have doughnuts for dessert.
My... mother was a purist, using only potatoes and a little onion, hand grating it all and standing over a hot frying pan, churning out large batches for us to devour. But as much as I loved her originals, I have room in my heart for lots of tasty variations. Here then are a few twists to celebrate the holiday in delicious style.
01 of 08
Classic, hot, crispy and absolutely perfect. We can never get enough! Get the recipe here.
02 of 08
The classic potato gets joined with another autumn favorite and the slight sweetness of the squash lends itself to some added spice from za'atar. Get the recipe here.
03 of 08
If potato pancakes are our first love, zucchini comes in a close second. Combine the two and you have a perfect love match. Get the recipe here.
04 of 08
Maybe you love Brussels sprouts and maybe you don't. Or maybe it's just a matter of how they're prepared. If so, this recipe should put them on everybody's love list. Get the recipe here.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Oh, my, cheese? They added cheese? There's absolutely nothing traditional about cheese in latkes but we couldn't care less because...cheese! Get the recipe here.
06 of 08
The holidays are not exactly a time to watch your waistline so we're not even going to bother but this oven baked version makes us think about having latkes more often and that's a delicious idea. Get the recipe here.
07 of 08
These are not your school lunch lady's beets, that's for sure! Get the recipe here.
08 of 08
Latkes are often served with apple sauce and apple sauce goes great with cinnamon so we can totally see how this train of thought got started and we like where it went. Get the recipe here.
A Different Latke Every Night?
Chanukah is celebrated over 8 nights and we've given you 8 variations so the only logical thing to do is have a different one each night. Makes good sense to us. Enjoy!