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2019 Hanukkah Menu

What We're Frying Up For the Festival of Lights

Jake Cohen
Editorial and Test Kitchen Director @thefeedfeed. Culinary Content Creator. Nice Jewish Boy.
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Crack out the menorah, because we’re ready to celebrate the Festival of Lights with a festival of bites! From classic latkes and brisket to modern spins on tabbouleh and sufganiyot, we’ve got you covered with a menu of Hanukkah stars!

-xx The Feedfeed Editorial Team

THE MENU
To Start
Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Bites with Sweet Tahini Ranch
Spicy Lamb Meatballs with Pomegranate Glaze, Yogurt and Mint
Salad 
Kale Tabbouleh with Delicata Squash and Apples
Side Dishes
Classic Potato Latkes
Main Event
Braised Brisket with Mushrooms
Cocktail
Hot Toddy
Dessert
Rhubarb Jam Filled Yeasted Doughnuts
Tahini, Dark Chocolate, Honey and Pistachio Rugelach

THE GROCERY LIST
(the must-haves!)


8 lemons
1 honeycrisp apple
Pomegranate seeds
1 head cauliflower
3 bunches Lacinato kale
1 delicata squash
1 pound russet potatoes
1 pound assorted fresh mushrooms
5 yellow onions
1 head garlic
1 shallot
1 bunch fresh chives
1 bunch fresh dill
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh mint
1 bunch fresh thyme
1 cup dried mushrooms
1 pound ground lamb
1 (7 pound) beef brisket
5 eggs
1 (5 ounce) tub plain Greek yogurt
1 (8 ounce) tub sour cream
1 quart whole milk
1 pound unsalted butter
1 (8 ounce) block full-fat cream cheese
1 tub apple sauce
1 (32 ounce) carton unsweetened almond milk
1 (32 ounce) carton chicken stock
3/4 cup pomegranate juice
1/4 cup red wine
2 ounces Bulliet Bourbon
1 (28 ounce) can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) jar rhubarb jam
2 packages instant yeast
4 ounces dark chocolate

PANTRY ESSENTIALS
(things we assume you have,
but if not, stock up!)

All-purpose flour
Cayenne pepper
Ground cardamom
Black peppercorns
Kosher salt
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Ground cumin
Ground cinnamon
Cinnamon sticks
Star anise pods
Baharat spice
Nutritional yeast
Panko breadcrumbs
Plain breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil
Olive oil
Tahini
Maple syrup
Honey
Pomegranate molasses
Granulated sugar
Brown sugar
Vanilla extract
Bulgur wheat, extra-large grain
Pepitas
Shelled unsalted pistachios
Matzo meal

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The Game Plan

Two Days Ahead:
Cook Brisket
Prep Salad Ingredients

One Day Before:
Slice Brisket
Make and Bake Rugelach
Make Tahini Ranch for Cauliflower Bites
Prep Meatball Mixture and Glaze
Make Vanilla Sugar for Doughnuts

The Big Day:
Batch Hot Toddies
Cook Cauliflower Bites
Cook and Glaze Meatballs
Toss Salad
Reheat Brisket
Cook Latkes
Fry and Assemble Doughnuts
THE MENU
TO START
Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Bites with Sweet Tahini Ranch by @saratane

This holiday is all about oil, so there’s no better way to get those fingers a little greasy than with fried cauliflower bites, especially when dipped in the most heavenly tahini ranch.

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Spicy Lamb Meatballs with Pomegranate Glaze, Yogurt and Mint by @saratane

Time to get tangy with these lamb meatballs, glazed in a sweet and tart pomegranate glaze. Just skewer each meatball with a toothpick and you’re ready to party!

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SALAD
Kale Tabbouleh with Delicata Squash and Apples by @zjengel

This hearty fall salad from Chef @zjengel holds beautifully in the refrigerator for a day or two, so you could even make a full day in advance if that gives a little more piece of mind on the big day.

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SIDE DISHES
Classic Potato Latkes by @jakecohen

Sometimes you have to keep it classic, and nothing does the trick quite like a crispy batch of potato pancakes! Just make sure you have plenty of applesauce and sour cream so your guests can dip to their heart’s delight.

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MAIN EVENT
Braised Brisket with Mushrooms by @jakecohen

Braise the roof with this brisket that is sure to warm you to your bones. Packed with mushrooms, this take on the Jewish classic offers an extra pop of umami.

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Feedfeed Tip Brisket is always better the next day, so do yourself a favor and make it a few days in advance to let all those flavors meld.
 
COCKTAIL
Hot Toddy by @thefeedfeed

You’re gonna need something warm and bright to cut through all the richness of this menu. Nothing quite does the trick like a bourbon-laden hot toddy to get you into the holiday spirit.

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DESSERTS
Rhubarb Jam Filled Yeast Doughnuts by @thefeedfeed

There’s never a bad time for doughnuts, but they just *happen* to taste sweeter around Hanukkah. Dusted in vanilla sugar and filled with rhubarb jam, these yeasted doughnuts are just a little bit extra, like us!

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Tahini, Dark Chocolate, Honey and Pistachio Rugelach by @thefeedfeed

Rugelach are surprisingly easy to make, but never fail to wow any crowd. This version is perfumed with cardamom and packed with chopped pistachios and tahini for a Middle Eastern twist on the classic cream cheese cookies.

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