The wonderful warmth of Chanukah! Family get- togethers — catching up on the past and creating meaningful memories for the future. Enjoying the festive presentations and traditional foods. In deference to those allergic to potatoes or just for a refreshing change, there are other options to potato latkes, like ricotta pancakes and spicy salmon patties. Enjoy the camaraderie and this novel Chanukah cuisine.
Ricotta Pancakes with Rhubarb Sauce
A welcome change from your typical pancake. The ricotta cheese gives it a very creamy, velvety texture and precludes the need for eggs (which may please your doctor). Serve with pancake syrup or rhubarb sauce. view recipe-->
Spicy Salmon Patties
Made with canned salmon, these patties are delicious hot or cold. They have a little zip to them so they may appeal more to adults, but they’re not too spicy for kids to enjoy as well. With all the interesting ingredients, the younger generation will enjoy helping to make them too. Serve with or without tartar sauce. view recipe -->
In the mood of a new fried dough, instead of sufganiyot? This treat is a twist on doughnuts that your family will love. You can even vary the shapes and make dreidels or menorahs with a cookie cutter. Use your imagination and enjoy the activity with your children during Chanukah. However, for safety purposes do the frying yourself. view recipe -->
Chocolate Chip Cheese Dip
This creamy dip is perfect for parties. Even before the actual meal is served, have this on the table for the kids to nosh. They literally gobble it up with bread sticks, animal crackers, graham crackers, and the like. view recipe -->
This article originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.