Hanukkah, the holiday of all things fried and delicious is upon us! Much like children who wait for the holidays to unwrap presents, I eagerly anticipate the festival of lights so I can bite into powdered jelly donuts and fried potato latkes. While I usually try to eat a balanced healthy diet, I always give myself the green light on Hanukkah to indulge in all things sweet and savory. When you eat good year round, it doesn’t feel very bad to nosh when the holidays come around! That said, this year I decided to try and make the usually greasy pancake a bit lighter. This is the healthiest recipe I could come up with that still screams eat me cuz I have been fried for Hanukkah! I like the extra crunch the panko crumbs add, however if you really want to cut out any extra “pounds” you can leave them out as well as the potatoes and only use 2 eggs. Personally, I would rather have a smaller portion of something that tastes great then a full serving of something low fat.
1 frozen puff pastry sheet
1 large onion, chopped
10 – 12 oz of frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
3 TBSP flour
Salt and pepper
1 TBSP white or red wine
Egg or egg substitute for basting roll
6 medium sized red potatoes -boiled, peeled and cut into medium sized pieces
2 hard boiled eggs
1/4 pound salami( either beef or turkey)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
This year I will be spending Rosh Hashanah with my in laws, which means I am going to be enjoying some delicious dishes and will leave with a ton of new recipes for the site! If you don’t want to stress about planning your holiday menu, I suggest using a selection of good ol trusted recipes and spicing it up with a handful of new ones. Look below for some of our fav holiday treats!
Wishing you all a happy and sweet new year! Make it a tasty one.
Happy Kosher Cooking!
xxo Nina – your kosher hostess