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13 Fried Foods To Kick Off Hanukkah

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Tomorrow marks the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish celebration of light, and you can bet we’re breaking out the frying pans, potato graters, and tons of oil. But a whole lotta latkes (although delicious) aren’t the only way to observe the holiday. There are so many crispy, crunchy dishes that commemorate the miracle of oil. From traditional to unexpected crowd-pleasers, here are 13 of our favorite fried foods.

Tradition!

Sufganiyot (Israeli Jelly Doughnuts)
Sufganiyot (Israeli Jelly Doughnuts)
Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes by wcfoodies

Cranberry-Ginger Jam Donuts

Cranberry-Ginger Jam Donuts by Yossy Arefi

Cheese Latkes
Cheese Latkes

For a Twist

Fried Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika Remoulade

Fried Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika Remoulade by EmilyC

Hanukkah Churros

Hanukkah Churros by Cordelia

French Toast Sticks
French Toast Sticks
Samsa (Almond-Orange Triangles)

Samsa (Almond-Orange Triangles) by Anissa Helou

Fried Pickles with Herb Breadcrumbs

Fried Pickles with Herb Breadcrumbs by Josh Cohen

Bert Greene's Potato Scallion Cakes (Fritterra)

Bert Greene's Potato Scallion Cakes (Fritterra) by Genius Recipes

Smoky Fried Chickpeas

Smoky Fried Chickpeas by Aliwaks

Crispy Fried Pumpkin with Salted Egg Yolk
Crispy Fried Pumpkin with Salted Egg Yolk
Zengoula with Lemon Syrup (Iraqi Funnel Cakes)
Zengoula with Lemon Syrup (Iraqi Funnel Cakes)

What dishes will you be serving for Hanukkah? Anything to balance out the fried foods?

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Tags: Hanukkah, Fry, Holiday Entertaining