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Traditional Hanukkah food is cooked for Hanukkah Dinner. Here are some ideas about what to cook for Chanukkah dinner.

Hanukkah Dinner

Hanukkah is a home-based Jewish holiday season that starts from the 25th day of the Hebrew month, Kislev. The eight days of religious observance is full of energy, with people lighting the Menorah, chanting Hanukkah prayers and songs. Children take immense pleasure in opening their small gifts received from the elder family members and eagerly wait for the mouth-watering Hanukkah dinner to be cooked. Throughout the season, the lip-smacking aroma of traditional Hanukkah foods fills the Jewish kitchens.

Chanukkah dinner usually consists of traditional Hanukkah dishes such as potato latkes served with traditional applesauce and sour cream. Chanukkah dinner is usually started with some latkes, fried savory snacks, or fritters. This is followed by serving roast chicken or beef, fresh green beans flavored with garlic and thyme and tossed with toasted almonds. The Hanukkah dinner is then wound up by serving desserts such as donuts or blintzes. Tulip-shaped molded cookies, known as "tuiles" can also be served as the dessert.

If you want to get some more ideas about what to cook for Hanukkah dinner, read on, here is a list of some popular Hanukkah recipes:
  • Potato Pancakes with Mango Serrano Creme Fraiche and Smoked Trout
  • Sweet Potato and Parsnip Latkes with Chunky 5-Spice Applesauce
  • Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche, and American Farmed Caviar
  • Savory Fritters
  • Fried Onion Rings
  • Potato and Sage Fritters
  • Noodle Kugel
  • Broccoli and Green Beans
  • Jam Filled Doughnuts