Are they biblical? Nope. Are they delicious? You bet your latke they are. Pull out the heavy-bottomed pan and the canola oil, and gather your pals around: Make these 12 fried treats to celebrate Hanukkah and the miracle of oil.
Zengoula with Lemon Syrup (Iraqi Funnel Cakes) by Alice Medrich
Curly Fries by Ali Slagle
Ricotta Fritters (Castagnole di Ricotta) by Emiko
Olive all'Ascolana by arielleclementine
Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Ashley Rodriguez
Fried Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika Remoulade by EmilyC
Fried Goat Cheese with Honey and Black Pepper by Alexandra Higgins
Fried Angel Biscuit Donuts by Sarah Coates
Fried Plaintains by fiveandspice
Multi-Layered Scallion Pancakes by Mandy @ Lady and pups
Mandy @ Lady and pups
Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Dipping Sauce by Justforlicks
Wonder Fries by vvvanessa
Do you make any nontraditional Hanukkah treats? Tell us—and tell us the stories behind them—in the comments.
This article originally appeared on December 7, 2015. We're re-running it now because Hanukkah starts tomorrow!