Hanukkah: Fried Holiday Foods


Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a holiday commemorating miracles. It is said only a few drops of oil burned for eight days straight, keeping the sacred menorah illuminated in dark times. To honor this fantastic occurrence, we celebrate by enjoying traditional fried foods like latkes and sufganiyot (Israeli jelly donuts).

To soak up the joy, we’re frying up a few of our favorite recipes and bringing a modern twist to the classics!

Traditional Latkes


15 minutes


15-20 minutes


30-35 mins

Print Recipe
Yields 12 serving


  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 1 large egg (or vegan egg substitute)
  • 2 tbsp flour, breadcrumbs, or matzo meal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 4 cups of neutral oil (canola, peanut, etc.)


  • 1. Using a food processor or a hand grater, grate onion and potato. Place into a clean dish towel or cheesecloth. Over a bowl or sink basin, gently squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • 2. Add to a large bowl and incorporate the egg, binder (flour, breadcrumbs, or matzo meal), salt, and pepper. Mix well. The mixture should be slightly wet and thick enough to form without falling apart.
  • 3. Using your hands, shape into 4-inch patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 4. Once the oil is hot, use a spoon or spatula to fry the latke, 3-4 minutes. It should be golden brown on each side.
  • 5. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate or rack.
  • 6. Enjoy with your favorite toppings.

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Feeling inspired? Tag us @bristolfarms – we can’t wait to see your creations.

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