If the thought of Hanukkah makes you hungry, look no further. The upcoming eight days and nights are a perfect excuse to feast with your family. Whether you're looking for salty or sweet, traditional or modern, you have options. Here are five easy Hanukkah recipes we found on the Web:
Make challah French toast with this recipe from Ina Garten. Cut up a premade loaf of challah into thick slices, then soak each side in a mixture of 6 eggs, 1 1/2 cups of milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, orange zest, vanilla extract and a pinch of kosher salt. Then cook in a pan in 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil, letting each side brown nicely. Serve with syrup or powdered sugar.
Next, try a noodle kugel from Epicurious. In a bowl, whisk together 5 eggs with a cup of sour cream, a stick of melted butter and 1/3 cup of sugar. Once well-combined, stir in 4 cups of whole milk and set aside. Next, butter a baking dish and spread out 8 ounces of uncooked egg noodles topped with raisins. Pour the milk solution over the noodles. While it sits for about 5 minutes, stir together 3 cups of cornflakes with 1/4 cup brown sugar. Sprinkle the cornflakes over the whole thing, and then bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Slice to serve.
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Try making beef brisket with these AllRecipes instructions. In a bowl, combine a can of beer, a 12-ounce bottle of chili sauce and 3/4 cup of brown sugar. Place a salt- and pepper-seasoned 3-pound brisket in a glass dish with 1 sliced onion, then pour the mixture over it. Cover everything with foil and bake for 3 hours at 325 degrees until tender. Once time is up, take off the foil and cook it for another 30 minutes. Slice and serve.
It's not Hanukkah without latkes. "The Today Show" recipe recommends you peel and grate 2 pounds of russet potatoes and squeeze out all the moisture you can with a towel. Combine with a grated onion, 2 egg whites, 2 tablespoons potato starch, 1/4 cup flour, salt and pepper. Form patties, using more flour if necessary, then fry in a 1/2 inch of oil. Cook until golden, then serve with applesauce.
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Finish up with orange sugar doughnut holes from Food Network. They couldn't be easier: Take a container of premade biscuit dough and form into small bolls. Fry in vegetable oil until golden, which should take about 7 minutes, then set aside to drain. In a bag, combine the zest of one orange with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 cups of sugar. Add the cooked holes to the bag and shake until well-coated.