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The Thanksgivukkah Double Down: Food52 vs. Serious Eats Face-Off

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With your help, we're battling Serious Eats for the ultimate Thanksgivukkah recipe. See what both sides dreamed up below, and tell us which one you'd rather eat on this once-in-70,000-years, doubled down holiday.

Bacon Turkey with Gravy form Food52  Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie from Food52  Panko Latkes from Food52

Maple Meringue Donuts from Food52  Pear, Brandy and Cranberry Sauce from Food52  Ciabatta Stuffing from Food52

Challah from Food52  Persimmon Latkes from Food52  Pumpkin Pie from Food52

A few weeks ago, to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime superholiday known as Thanksgivukkah, we challenged Serious Eats to a friendly competition (we've done this before): whose community could dream up the finest Hanukkah/Thanksgiving mash-up recipe?

Brilliant and -- we must say -- rather gluttonous comments flew, and at the end of the week, we read through all of your ideas. Then we got really hungry. Then we crammed as many of them as we could into one delicious sandwich. 

We present to you: The Thanksgivukkah Double Down 

Thanksgivukkah Double Down from Food52

(If you can construct a sandwich on two pieces of fried chicken, or foie gras, or ramen, you can definitely do the same with latkes. Trust us.)

To be more specific, the Thanksgivukkah Double Down is a classic leftover turkey sandwich on turkey schmaltz-fried sweet potato latkes. Also on the sandwich: cranberry applesauce and shaved brussels sprouts, dressed in warm schmaltz-cider vinegar dressing. With a side of gravy, for dunking. Or, as Food52er Rachel Goldberger Teichman wisely framed it: "Gluten-Free Turkey Sandwich".

And from the Serious Eats corner:
Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritter with Liquid Cranberry Core and Turkey Schmaltz Gravy

Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritter with Liquid Cranberry Core

Chief Creative Officer J. Kenji López-Alt explained, "We wanted to combine the quintessential flavors of Thanksgiving -- stuffing, turkey, and cranberry sauce -- with the essence of Hanukkah -- latkes and deep fried things. They come out of the fryer ultra-crisp with a light, puffy stuffing layer and a soft, near-liquid cranberry center that bursts in your mouth when you bite into it."

Valiant things to celebrate, we say, and we'll take 6 orders please.

Clearly we're all winners here, but tell us: which would you rather eat on Thanksgivukkah?

Double Down photo by James Ransom. Fritter photo by J. Kenji López-Alt.

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Tags: Turkey, Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Holiday, Holiday Entertaining