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Thanksgivukkah, if you haven’t heard, is the mega-holiday occurring on Thursday, November 28. Not only is it Thanksgiving, but the first night of Chanukah, too!
Since this convergence of holidays won’t happen for another 70,000 years or so, you might want to consider bringing some traditional Jewish fare to your feast.
Check out these eight tasty latkes for your Thanksgiving – or Thanksgivukkah – table!
1. Sweet or Savory Cranberry Latkes
These Thanksgivukkah potato latkes are filled with cranberries, but retain a bit of spice and savory flavorings. To turn these tart turkey day latkes into a sweet side, omit the pepper, reduce the salt to a pinch, and add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 3 tablespoons sugar.
2. Zucchini Latkes
Trading out potatoes with zucchini instead makes for a sensational substitution. Here’s how to make ‘em.
3. Sweet Potato Latkes with Brie and Baby Arugula
Use blue cheese (for a tangy, bold, sweet and sour flavor) or Brie (for a milder, creamy effect) and finish it off with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and freshly ground black pepper to put a new spin on your latkes.
4. Potato and Parsnip Latkes
Traditional latkes get jazzed up with the addition of parsnip for a delicious bite. Check out the recipe!
5. Carrot and Apple Latkes
Fall favorites add depth and bite to these perfect latkes. Try them for yourself!
6. Potato Pancakes with Guacamole and Poached Eggs
For an even quicker take on the guac, mash avocado and season to taste with salt and a squeeze of lemon. And instead of poaching the eggs, try over easy, sunny side up, or scrambled. See the recipe for more ideas.
7. Caprese Latkes
Refreshing tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil put an Italian twist on this Chanukah classic. Here’s how to make ‘em!
8. Low-Fat Cauliflower Carrot Latkes
This latke recipe uses only one potato and cooking spray, along with a non-stick pan, to cut the carbs and fat. You can fry these like you would traditional latkes if desired.
[Top photo courtesy of Tamar Genger, JoyofKosher.com]