I love Hanukkah, but more than celebrating the holiday with friends and family, I relish the excuse to break out some oil and start frying.
These days, Hanukkah ends up being a fun, though harried, time of year – work parties, friend parties, and of course celebrations with both sides of the family. All those latkes and apple sauce, or latkes and brisket as my uncle likes to serve, can get a bit boring for all eight crazy nights.
So why not try a Hanukkah latke brunch? Get out the bloody mary mix, throw together a nice fruit salad, and serve up some latkes and eggs as a fun alternative to the traditional latke spread.
Here is my recipe for a Latkes Salmon Benedict, inspired by Essex House in New York City.