Each year for Hanukkah I serve up an Israeli-inspired dinner followed by traditional holiday desserts. This menu is a big hit with all our friends (and their kids).
Create a falafel sandwich by placing the salad, hummus, babaganoush and falafel balls into a whole-wheat pita. My secret ingredient is topping the falafel sandwich with four to five fries — just like they do it in Israel. Of course, I always serve traditional Hanukkah latkes (a.k.a. potato pancakes) with applesauce on the side.
- Chopped Salad with Lemon and Dill
- Baked Falafel Balls
- Oven-Baked Steak Fries
- Latkes (potato pancakes)
Jelly donuts (or Sufganiyot) are the holiday fave in my house. If you buy them from the store, go for the mini jelly-filled holes. If you make your own, here are some lightened -up baked donuts; you can use a pastry bag or cut a small hole in the corner of a plastic sealable bag and add your own jelly (about 1 tablespoon) after your donuts are done. Another option is serving the donuts with a side of jelly for dipping or spreading.
[Photo by Sydsmama / Recipezaar]