Go for these earthy-sweet carrot and curry variations on your classic potato latke. The trick to crispy cakes with less oil is to start with a very dry grated potato mixture: Drain well, and then squeeze in a clean kitchen towel. The frying oil may get too hot during successive batches; remove pan from heat for a minute or two, and lower the temperature as needed.
A simple Israeli meal of fried onion, lentils, and rice, mujadara is warm and comforting one-pot dinner that your whole family will love. To serve, stir pine nuts into the mujadara and garnish with fried onions. If you like, drizzle with additional olive oil and a dollop of plain yogurt, and top with mint.
Switch it up from classic potato latkes to these low-carb, cheesy cauliflower and Gruyère latkes. Keep the level of water and moisture in the cauliflower down by carefully wringing out with a paper towel or clean hand towel to assure that your latkes are crispy, not soggy.
Searing the radicchio until lightly charred helps to mellow its bitter edge and adds an entirely new dimension of flavor to the couscous mixture. We love the look and sweetness of golden raisins; you can also use regular raisins or dried cherries.
Borscht-inspired beet and beet greens come together in these sweet and hearty Hanukkah latkes. Not only do these use up the entire beet, but they're a fun, colorful variation on the classic potato latke. Dunk them in sour cream or unsweetened applesauce to brighten the flavor and bring you Hanukkah latke bar to life.
No Hanukkah celebration is complete without latkes. The trick to crispy cakes with less oil is to start with a very dry grated potato mixture: Drain well, and then squeeze in a clean kitchen towel. The frying oil may get too hot during successive batches; remove pan from heat for a minute or two, and lower the temperature as needed.
The secret to a succulent grand finale for this brisket recipe starts with low, moist heat. After braising, the meat is chilled in the cooking liquid overnight; then the brisket is sliced and reheated in the rich, meaty cooking liquid to guarantee that every savory bite is juicy.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pomegranate and Pine Nuts
To really jazz up your healthy holiday spread, bring a whole roasted cauliflower to the table, and then "carve" and dress it with a light vinaigrette, pomegranate arils, pine nuts, and parsley. Pomegranate adds a refreshing dose of natural sweetness for minimal added sugar.
Babka has its origins in the Eastern European Jewish tradition. It is typically baked in a loaf pan, filled with cinnamon or chocolate, and topped with streusel. Kids will love this sweet bread and it is sure to be a staple for holidays to come.
These little potato pancakes take almost no time to pat together and quickly sauté to golden-brown perfection. Topped with smoked salmon, sour cream, and chives, they're an elegant party nibble. Serve with a dollop of applesauce in place of the fish for a fast meat-free option.
The traditional yeasted egg bread is enriched even more by adding cheese and fresh chives to the dough. We love the flavor of fontina, but Gruyère or another Swiss cheese would also work. Allowing the dough to rise 3 times provides a fluffy, airy texture just like the breads you can buy at the bakery. At only 160 calories a slice, this festive bread is a great option when you're looking to mix things up without going too overboard. Get the kids involved when it's time for braiding, as the best part is watching the dough come to life.
This beautifully braided, chewy egg bread is a mainstay of the Jewish Sabbath table, but few have time to make one from scratch every week. The holidays are a great time to put in the extra effort and give this wonderful recipe a try―you won't regret it. Go ahead and get braiding, and then slowly pull apart this sweet, fluffy bread piece by piece when it's fresh out of the oven. It's a large loaf, but don't worry; leftovers make some of the best French toast you've ever had.