Hanukkah Recipes questions and answers
Q: What are some good Hanukkah recipes?
I'm tired of the usual. Any fun and new twists?
Q: Hanukkah recipes that Diabetics can eat.?
I've looked on-line at Epicurious, Food Network etc and so many mains/entrees have a sweet sauce. Any suggestions welcome. I am gentile by birth, and why I've chosen this year to cook Jewish food at Christmas, I'm not sure. You have to admit there is a link, Jewish God/Israel.
A: Cauliflower Latkes (Pancakes) Low Carb, Low Fat Yield: 16 servings These low-carb latkes are delicious and satisfying. They’re great to have around when it’s latke season (Chanukah), so you won’t munch on high-carb potato latkes. 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites 1 small onion, peeled 1 (2-pound) package of frozen cauliflower or 1 fresh head, steamed and drained 2 tablespoons soy or whole-wheat flour salt and pepper to taste non-stick cooking spray 2 tablespoons olive oil, for frying non-stick cooking spray Let frozen cauliflower thaw. Put in colander and squeeze out the liquid. Process eggs and onion in food processor and add cauliflower, soy or regular flour and seasonings until finely chopped; do not over process. Wipe a non-stick frying pan with a paper towel dipped in oil and spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray. Put on low heat, wait until hot and drop batter by tablespoonfuls into pan. Brown on both sides. Tip for frying Enlitened latkes: With each new batch, spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray and/or wipe the pan with oil occasionally, as well. You need to be patient with these pancakes and fry them for a long time until they are cooked through, or they will fall apart when flipped. Variation: Substitute broccoli or spinach for cauliflower. (Their nutrition facts are almost identical to these.) Nutrition Facts Serving size 1 latke (oz) 2 (g) 60 Calories 37 Protein (g) 2.8 Carbs (g) 2.5 Fat (g)1.8 Sat. Fat (g) 0.3 Cholesterol (mg) 21 Sodium (mg) 72 Calcium (mg) 28 Fiber (g) 1 Exchanges: Free vegetable 1 Fat 1/2 [Top] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cabbage Latkes (Pancakes) Low Carb, Low Fat Yield: 10-12 servings 2 cups cabbage, finely grated 1 whole egg plus 2 egg whites 1 scallion, chopped (see Tip on p. 42) 2 tablespoons soy or whole-wheat flour salt and pepper to taste non-stick cooking spray 1 tablespoon canola oil Place the cabbage in a 4-cup bowl. With a wooden spoon, mix in the eggs and scallion. Add flour and season to taste. Using wet hands, form latkes and fry on both sides over medium-high heat. For frying, see Tip in previous recipe. Nutrition Facts Serving size 1 latke (oz) 2 (g) 60 Calories 46 Protein (g) 1.6 Carbs (g) 2.5 Fat (g) 2.5 Sat. Fat (g) 0.4 Cholesterol (mg) 50 Sodium (mg) 28 Calcium (mg) 31 Fiber (g) 1.5 Exchanges: Free vegetable 1 Fat 1/2 [Top] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Zucchini Latkes (Pancakes) Low Carb, Low Fat Yield: 12 servings The addition of the potatoes does not significantly increase carbs, but it makes a big difference in the taste. 3 large zucchini, peeled 1 medium potato, peeled 1 egg plus 2 egg whites, beaten 2 tablespoons soy or whole-wheat flour salt and pepper to taste non-stick cooking spray 2 tablespoons canola oil for frying Grate zucchini and potato, either by hand or in a food processor. Drain well in colander. Remove any additional liquid by wrapping the grated vegetables in a clean dish towel and squeezing well. By hand, mix in the egg, flour and seasonings. Form latkes and fry on both sides. For frying instructions, see Tip on p. 135. Nutrition Facts Serving size 1 latke (oz) 2 (g) 60 Calories 40 Protein (g) 1.6 Carbs (g) 3.5 Fat (g) 2.2 Sat. Fat (g) 0.4 Cholesterol (mg) 27 Sodium (mg) 16 Calcium (mg) 13 Fiber (g) 0.5 Exchanges: Free vegetable 1 Fat 1/2 [Top] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chocolate-Amaretto Pots-de-Crème Low Carb, Reduced Fat Yield: 6 servings This is an EnLITEned version of the heavy, scrumptious treat. It’s so delicious; you won’t believe it’s not the real thing. 1 cup vanilla low-fat, low-carb soy milk 2 tablespoons light whipped topping 2 ounces (31/2 rows of a small bar) sugar-free dark chocolate 1 tablespoon margarine 1 tablespoon unsweetened dark cocoa 1/2 teaspoon good-quality coffee sugar substitute equal to 4 tablespoons sugar 4 egg yolks, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur Topping: 1/4 cup light whipped topping sugar substitute equal to 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon coffee, dissolved with a few drops of water 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur Beat the egg yolks with a whip and set aside. Combine soy milk, light whipped topping, chocolate, margarine, cocoa, coffee and sugar substitute in a small, heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture reaches a full boil and begins to thicken. This part takes a lot of patience. As soon as it starts to thicken, turn heat to low and keep stirring for another 1-2 minutes. Gradually mix about one-quarter of the hot chocolate mixture into the beaten egg yolks, half a teaspoon at a time, while continually whisking the eggs so that they don’t cook. Then return the yolk mixture to the remaining hot chocolate mixture. Stir over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Then remove from the heat. Stir in flavorings and liqueur. Pour chocolate mixture into 6 small pots-de-crème cups, demitasse cups or soufflé cups. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. To make the topping, beat together the light whipped topping with the sugar substitute at a medium speed. When it starts to thicken, add the dissolved coffee, flavorings, and liqueur and continue beating until soft peaks form. Garnish each pot-de-crème with a dollop of whipped topping and sprinkle with some cocoa and/or chopped, toasted almonds. Garnish: light whipped topping cocoa chopped, toasted almonds Note: Whipped topping will give you a thicker, mousse-like effect. But this will add additional fat. Nutrition facts reflect the topping used only for garnish. We do not recommend freezing this dessert. Nutrition Facts Serving size (cup) ? (oz) 1 (g) 30 Calories 111 Protein (g) 3.5 Carbs (g) 4.5 Fat (g) 8.5 Sat. Fat (g) 3.3 Cholesterol (mg) 142 Sodium (mg) 21 Calcium (mg) 62 Fiber (g) 1.5 Exchanges: Starch 1/4 Protein 1/2 Fat 11/2
Q: Do You Have A Unique Hanukkah Recipe to Share?
Hi All! I am the inhouse cook for my co-workers. This coming week is Hannukah and I am looking for a Unique recipe to share with my folks. I already plan on making a Noodle Kugel, Matzah Ball Soup, and Cheese Gelt Coins. I know that latkes are also good this time of year but I'm not sure which recipe I should pick. I am also looking for something that will WOW my wonderful Jewish friends. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
A: well....there are a lot of things to make for Hanukkah, but one of the most popular dish id Latkes. here is a recipe: You will need: 4 cups peeled, grated potatoes 1 large onion, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons flour 2 eggs pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chopped chives (optional) Wash, peel, and grate the potatoes. Squeeze out liquid. Combine with onion, salt, flour, and pepper (and chives). Lightly beat the egg, and stir into the mixture. Heat the oil in a skillet, and spoon in tablespoons of the mixture to make medium sized patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown lightly on the other. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
Q: What is your favorite Hanukkah recipe?
Here is my top recipes http://learnsomethingnewtoday.us/category/culinary/
A: Sufganiyot :-D Latkes with sour cream and apple sauce is lovely too. And Jewish apple cake :-)
Q: Hanukkah/Holiday recipes for Diabetics?
I've looked on-line at Epicurious, Food Network etc and so many mains/entrees have a sweet sauce. I am gentile by birth, and why I've chosen to cook Jewish food this time of year, I'm not sure. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks
A: I don't know much about diabetic cooking, but you could check out this link which has different articles on Hunukkah recipes. http://www.aish.com/chanukahguide/
Q: What are some good and easy dishes to make during Hanukkah?
If you've got recipes as well, that would be great.
A: Go to allrecipes.com you will find all sorts of recipes on there, you will be suprised by the endless variety!