5 Perfect Dishes for the Thanksgivukkah Table
Hanukkah is arriving early this year, way early-- the first candle will be lit the night before Thanksgiving. American Jews are embracing the holiday mashup by proclaiming it Thanksgivukkah. And BlogHer’s food bloggers are embracing it even further, by creating such culinary hybrids as Bourbon and Coffee-Braised Brisket with Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Latkes.
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Ann and Donna from Apron Strings say that Chicken Marbella has long been a standout on Thanksgiving tables ever since it was popularized in The Silver Palate Cookbook. To make Turkey Marbella With Apricots and Olives, just sub turkey breast for the chicken -- you not only have a dish that’s perfect for Thanksgivukkah, you also save yourself from roasting a whole turkey.
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What Jew Wanna Eat’s Amy has been coming up with TONS of Thanksgivukkah recipes. My favorite is Bourbon- and Coffee-Braised Brisket With Cranberry Sauce, which is no surprise, really, since both Jews and Texans have an extra-special way with brisket. Amy slathers a Texas-style rub on the meat and then braises it in bourbon and coffee for a few hours. A bourbon-spiked cranberry sauce makes it even harder to resist.
Candied Sweet Potato Latkes
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Latkes are probably the most beloved dish to regularly grace the Jewish holiday table, and Everyday Maven’s Alyssa makes them even better, with her dreamy Candied Sweet Potato Latkes. She sweetens them up with maple syrup, and includes orange zest, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Root Vegetable Latkes
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It’s Not Easy Eating Green’s Rebecca also gives the traditional potato pancake a Thanksgiving twist, with Root Vegetable Latkes made from carrots, celery root, parsnips, and sweet potatoes. But it’s the accompanying Cranberries With Red Wine sauce that really intrigues me.
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Challah Stuffing is an elegant way to fuse the traditions of Thanksgiving and Hannukah on the holiday table. Samantha from Little Ferraro Kitchen takes it up another level with the addition of turkey sausage, dried cherries, and leeks.
Are you celebrating Thanksgivukkah? What are you making?