Did you know that in addition to foods fried in oil, we also eat dairy on Hanukkah to commemorate the bravery of Judith? Her courage—fueled by bravery, salty cheese and wine—led to the Maccabee victory. Try one of these cheesy recipes to celebrate!
This sweet brunch dish is basically the innards of a blitz poured over thick, eggy challah. Ricotta, nutmeg and lemon zest make it extra special.
Latkes you can eat with your hands and don’t need to fry? Yes, please! These two-bite potato and cheese latkes are baked in mini muffin cups, so they’re tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
These pastries symbolize the cheese cakes that Judith served to Holofernes (before, ahem, killing him and saving the Jews). They’re filled with cream cheese and farmer cheese and flavored with lemon zest and vanilla.
Ooey, gooey, yummy and cheesy…does it get any better than breaded, fried, melty mozzarella cheese? We think not.
These mouthwatering latkes are made with ricotta cheese—just imagine cheesy blintz filling made into a fluffy little pancake!
These flaky Turkish-style stuffed pastries are filled with spinach and cheese.
This easy recipe is sweet but not overly so, with a hint of cinnamon.
Popular throughout the Middle East, these savory handheld turnovers are stuffed with a mix of sharp and salty cheeses.
Shredded potatoes, sharp cheddar cheese and fresh herbs, all mixed together and pan-fried into a delicious and crisp potato pancake.
This kosher poutine is made with shredded fresh mozzarella to replace the curds and a parmesan “gravy.”