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Great Hanukkah recipes

Latkes will get all the attention, no doubt, when Jewish families across Long Island gather for their Hanukkah feast. Here are some of our favorite recipes for the whole holiday meal.

Apple salsa topping on potato latkes

Apple salsa topping on potato latkes Credit: Marge Perry

  • Grate the potatoes up to 3 hours ahead 3 Simple Hanukkah latkes

    These simple variations on the classic Hanukkah all-potato latke can be made easily, thanks to the grating blade on your ...

  • A simple filling of cinnamon-sugar and toasted pecans Rugelach: A Jewish cookie you can give to anyone

    My sister, Mary Pat, is the born baker in the family. She has a sweet tooth that she has polished ...

  • Classic matzo ball soup

    Attention to detail pays off in the form of incomparable chicken soup.

  • Very easy brisket

    I came up with this recipe as an alternative to the ubiquitous onion-soup-mix recipe. It is almost as easy, and tastes much better.

  • French-style chuck roast

    This recipe is adapted from James Peterson's "Essentials of Cooking." Choose a thick roast that fits snugly in a Dutch oven.

  • Double-mushroom pot roast

    This recipe is based on one served to me at a long-ago holiday meal cooked by Seymour Sokatch, a dear ...

  • Spice-rubbed chicken thighs Mustard-baked chicken thighs

    4 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon honey ...

  • Spiced popcorn

    2 tablespoons canola oil 3/4 cup popcorn kernels 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 ...

  • Classic latkes. Classic latkes

    Latkes are always best eaten right out of the frying pan.

  • Apple salsa topping on potato latkes Latkes and 3 simple toppings

    This is the classic latke recipe. Replace some of the potato with grated zucchini, carrots, sweet potato, parsnip, apple or ...