Chef George Duran shares easy Hanukkah recipes

Chef George Duran shares easy Hanukkah recipes

Are you continue to preparing your Hanukkah dinner menu? With the Pageant of Lights celebrated for eight nights, there is a whole lot of cooking to do! Movie star Chef George Duran has shared 3 straightforward, delicious Hanukkah recipes that will assistance you get ready an remarkable Hanukkah spread!

You may possibly have found Chef George Duran most recently as the host of TLC’s Best Cake Off. A veteran of the culinary earth, he’s also been on Food Network’s Ham on the Road and has authored the cookbook Take This Dish and Twist it.

Chef Duran has taken traditional recipes for Matzo Ball Soup and Latkes and elevated them with the addition of Dorot Gardens herbs. The addition of these herbs is a exclusive take on conventional recipes and gives these dishes a fashionable spin.

Matzo Ball Soup is ordinarily eaten at Passover. Having said that, it can be eaten all yr long and is a fantastic starter to your Hanukkah food. It’s also a perfect soup for the chilly climate and when you’re feeling underneath the climate.

Herbed Matzo Ball Soup


For Matzo Balls:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
3 frozen cubes Dorot Gardens Parsley
3 frozen cubes Dorot Gardens Basil
1 tsp kosher salt
4 eggs, crushed
1 cup Manischewitz matzo meal

For Soup:
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups full finely chopped onions, celery, carrot, and parsnips
8 cups hen broth
Salt and pepper


Sauté onions in vegetable oil on medium heat until finally softened, about 5 minutes.
Transform off heat and include all Dorot Gardens herbs. Make it possible for to thaw and combine with onions. Once onions have cooled, increase to a medium bowl.

Combine in eggs and salt and fold in the matzo food. Protect and refrigerate as soup is geared up.
In a big saucepan, cook vegetables with vegetable oil right until softened. Insert hen broth and as it comes to simmer, put together the matzo balls.

To get ready matzo balls, divide herbed matzo into 12 equal components and form into balls with damp arms. Carefully incorporate to simmering broth. Cover saucepan and simmer on reduced for 30 minutes.
Taste broth and season with salt and pepper in advance of serving.

These straightforward Hanukkah recipes from Chef George Duran will make a mouth watering addition to your holiday break food!

Hanukkah recipes by Chef George Duran. Picture courtesy Chef George Duran

No Hanukkah dinner is finish with no latkes! They are delightful by on their own, topped with applesauce or sour product.

Herbed Latkes
(serves 4-6)

2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled
1/2 onion
6 cubes Dorot Gardens Parsley
1/2 tsp olive oil
2 eggs
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Apple sauce and sour product, for serving

Location 2 to 3 substantial levels of paper towels on a slicing board and start grating potatoes and onion on major. Choose up the grated potatoes and onion and with the paper towel into a big ball and carefully squeeze out liquid, attempting not to rip through the paper towel. Area the grated potatoes and onion in a substantial bowl. Repeat as wanted right until all the potatoes and onions are grated and squeezed.
In a little bowl microwave Dorot Gardens Parsley cubes and olive oil for 1 moment. When cooled, incorporate eggs and defeat.

Pour eggs into grated potatoes and use a fork to merge. Year with 1 tsp salt.
Heat vegetable oil in a skillet, about ¼ inch deep. After the oil begins to shimmer (about 325°F-350°F), just take a smaller handful of the potato combination and flatten it out on the palm of your hand, generating sure the parts are binding.

Area these meticulously in the warm oil and fry on each aspect until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes for every side. Continue to keep an eye on the oil temperature and change warmth as needed to stop latkes from burning or under-cooking.

Season with a lot more salt and pepper as wanted and provide with apple sauce and bitter cream.

Hanukkah recipes by Chef George Duran. Picture courtesy Chef George Duran

While I have relished rugelach, I’ve never ever tried using earning these delicious treats myself. This shortcut recipe applying pie crust looks tremendous easy!

Effortless Chocolate Tahini Rugelach
(Can make 16 Rugelach Cookies)

1 roll refrigerated pie crust (like Pillsbury Pie Crusts)
1/2 cup Mighty Sesame Natural Tahini
4 oz. finely chopped milk chocolate, or darkish chocolate if you desire significantly less sweetness
Toasted sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 375°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Unroll pie crust on a reducing board and squeeze about 1/2 cup of Mighty Sesame tahini in the course of. Sprinkle evenly with chopped chocolate. Minimize into 16 even ‘slices’ with a large chef knife.

Roll up just about every triangle tightly starting off at the outer edge toward the center place and sprinkle every with sesame seeds.

Location Rugelach on baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until finally just commencing to brown. Observe that some chocolate may leak out – this is absolutely usual.

Make it possible for to neat on a cookie rack and provide.

These recipes are so uncomplicated to make and can be enjoyed not only throughout Hanukkah, but all calendar year prolonged! Which of these Hanukkah recipes do you want to test building?