If you're entertaining for Hanukkah, chances are good that latke frying is at the top of your mind. (Feeling daunted? Never fear! These tips will have you flipping levivot like a pro). So what else do you serve with those much loved potato pancakes? If you're taking the time to fry a big batch, you deserve a break with the rest of the menu. These crowd pleasers will do the trick, and let you enjoy the party, too!
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Who says you have to stick to plain old potato pancakes? Sweet potatoes make a nice change from Russets, and these vibrant latkes get a big flavor boost (and a touch of heat) from curry powder and coconut milk. They’re great with homemade applesauce, but you could also take a cue from their Indian inspiration and offer mango chutney as a topping.
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Cookbook author Ronnie Fein puts a new spin on the classic brisket by infusing her kicky barbecue sauce with fresh mango, ginger, and a touch of jalapeño. Because it's cooked slowly at a low temperature, you'll need to allow several hours make this brisket. But the hands-on prep time is minimal, and you'll be rewarded with tender meat that will feed a crowd.
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After a quick saute with garlic and olive oil, these vegan Green Beans with Pecans and Date Syrup are tossed with toasted nuts and a drizzle of date syrup, (also known as date honey, or silan). The result is more savory than sweet, and totally delectable.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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If you're frying up latkes, you shouldn't have to head back to the kitchen to make sufganiot (Israeli jelly doughnuts) -- or anything else that requires last-minute prep, for that matter. Local Foods Expert Molly Watson's Lemon Sorbet With Olive Oil is the perfect do-ahead solution.
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Want a little something to go with the sorbet? Try these simple, dairy-free sugar cookies, Slice the dough icebox cookie-style, or, if you're feeling fancy, roll it out and use cookie cutters to make Hanukkah shapes.