Fry Up a Storm with These Hanukkah Recipes from Jamie Geller

With Hanukkah just over a week away, it’s time to get in the kitchen and start frying up a storm. Hanukkah, known as the festival of lights, lasts eight days and the traditional foods associated with the holiday have one thing in common—oil. When it comes to Jewish cooking, Jamie Geller has got you covered and her Hanukkah recipes are delicious. Here are a few of our favorites.


One of the most well-known Hanukkah food, latkes, also known as potato pancakes, are typically served at family parties. Everyone seems to have their go-to recipe and it’s usually passed down from generation to generation, which is exactly what Jamie Geller’s is—the recipe comes from her grandfather. These extra crispy latkes are best topped with applesauce, sour cream, or ketchup.

Sufganiyot Jelly Doughnuts

These doughnuts taste much different than the ones you’re used to in the shops. They’re deep fried and stuffed with jelly before they’re topped with powdered sugar.

Dreidel Cake

While cake may not be a typical Hanukkah food, no party is complete without one. This one is so simple to make and all you need is to follow a box cake recipe, food coloring, and a dreidel cookie cutter. The excitement comes when you cut into the cake.