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Favorite Hanukkah recipes

35 Recipes
Favorite Hanukkah recipes
(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Potato kugel with sour cream and Parmesan

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Chickpea turnovers

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 24 pastries

Potato latkes with feta cheese and two onions

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes 1 1/2 to 2 dozen latkes

Bulgur latkes with pomegranate sauce

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Lentil and Barley Stew

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Fresh herb salad with seeds

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Winter sunshine latkes

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Bumuelos in red wine sauce

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Fresh beet latkes with cumin and coriander

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6 (about 12 latkes)

Mini ricotta latkes with sour cherry sauce

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 6 (12 to 14 latkes)

Rugelach

Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Yields Makes 4 dozen cookies

Potato and parsnip pancakes

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6 (makes 12 pancakes)

Chicken casserole with dates and almonds

Time Active work time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Noodle kugel with mushrooms and sour cream

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Fried cheese with fresh tomato sauce

Time Active work time: 1 hour Total preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes plus 1 1/2 hours chilling
Yields Serves 6

Classic potato latkes

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Quick orange lentil soup

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Zucchini, feta and basil frittata

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes 8 medium or 30 mini frittatas

Fritters in syrup (zalabia)

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes 96 fritters

Green Tomato Marmalade

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 3 to 4 cups

Hanukkah Beignets

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 30 beignets

Olive latkes

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 8 (makes about 16 latkes)

Latkes a la huancaina (Latkes with Peruvian pepper and fresh cheese sauce)

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6 as an appetizer

Causa limeña (Mashed potato patties with chicken salad)

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 6 as an appetizer

Bulgur meatballs with tomato pepper sauce

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10 as an appetizer, or 6 to 8 as a main course

Zucchini latkes with feta and dill

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer

Cheese cigars

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes about 20 pastries

Lentil latkes with chard yogurt sauce

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer

White bean and escarole soup with olio nuovo

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 8

Boiled potatoes with olio nuovo

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Glazed Orange Blossom and Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Time 3 hours, largely unattended
Yields Serves 10 to 12


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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