Thanksgivukkah: How to make the ultimate Thanksgiving-Hanukkah sandwich

This year marks the first instance of what’s being dubbed “Thanksgivukkah,” when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide for a super holiday.

Thanksgiving happens to fall on the second night of Hanukkah, and for anyone who has ever celebrated either holiday with a meal or two, you’ll understand why this is cause for celebration.

One night you’re eating brisket, latkes, noodle kugel and gelt, and the next you’re sitting at the table with a turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the fixings.

Sound like a belly-busting dream come true? That’s because it is.

PHOTOS: The ultimate Thanksgivukkah sandwich


To celebrate this momentous event we decided to make the ultimate Thanksgivukkah hybrid sandwich. We took the best parts of a Hanukkah meal and a Thanksgiving meal and put them together for one monster sandwich.

To start, make two larger-than-life, thick latke patties to use as buns, then start layering your holiday favorites.

We created 17 layers of latkes, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, challah, creamed spinach, horseradish, crispy onion casserole topping, noodle kugel, brisket, apple sauce, sour cream, crescent rolls, green beans and turkey or “turbrisket” (a turkey stuffed with brisket, noodle kugel and latke stuffing).

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Are you doing anything special for Thanksgivukkah? Let us know in the comments below, or share pictures of your holiday eats, holiday decor and traditions with us in our reader galleries.

Have a happy turkey day and a happy Hanukkah, everyone!


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