Crispy potato pancakes made with grated potatoes, onions, and eggs, fried until golden brown. They are typically served with applesauce or sour cream.
Deep-fried doughnuts filled with fruit jam or jelly. Sufganiyot are a sweet treat enjoyed during Hanukkah to symbolize the oil that miraculously burned for eight days.
Slow-cooked beef brisket is a hearty and flavorful main dish often served during Hanukkah dinners. It's braised with onions, garlic, and sometimes tomatoes for tenderness.
A comforting soup made with matzo meal dumplings (matzo balls) served in a clear chicken broth. Vegetables such as carrots and celery are commonly added.
Small, crescent-shaped pastries filled with sweet ingredients like fruit preserves, nuts, chocolate, or cinnamon sugar. Rugelach is a popular dessert during Hanukkah.
Braided egg bread that is often associated with Shabbat but is also enjoyed during Hanukkah. Sometimes, a special menorah-shaped challah is made for the holiday.
A baked casserole dish that can be sweet or savory. Sweet kugel is often made with noodles, sugar, and cinnamon, while savory versions may include vegetables or potatoes.
A sweet and savory dish made with carrots, dried fruits, and sometimes sweet potatoes. It's often slow-cooked or baked with honey, cinnamon, and sometimes a touch of orange juice.