Spiced-Up Hanukkah Recipes

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November 21, 2011

Celebrate Hanukkah with a spicy new spin.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Our Spanish-influenced recipes will help you fire up the Festival of Lights on a spicy new note. While they may not be completely by-the-book in accordance with typical Jewish tradition, they certainly pay homage, and, if you keep a kosher kitchen, this collection of recipes can be modified. Simply omit the cream and cheese (or use a parve substitute) for the scalloped potatoes; use all chicken stock and simmer with the chipotles.

We also made sure to throw in a spicy fried nosh so you will not miss out on any festive frying. We recommend serving these fresh out of the oil before dinner. Even if you are not Jewish, this meal will be fantastic for any holiday celebration.

—By Morgan Jarrett


Chile and Cheese Fritters

Dip them in salsa, serve them with Mexican -- but make a lot, because they go fast.


Avocado and Romaine with Lime Vinaigrette

This salad has crunch and zest to complement the richness of avocado.


Chile-Potato Gratin

Potatos and cheese, spiced with chipotles, baked until bubbly.


Chile-Pomegranate Chicken Thighs

Ancho chili powder and pomegranate molasses make a spicy glaze for chicken.


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