Hanukkah commemorates an oil-based miracle, so to celebrate that, some of Hanukkah’s most popular foods are fried—think latkes and doughnuts. But you don’t really HAVE to go through quarts of oil to enjoy those foods. Here are some of our favorite Hanukkah treats (plus a few other traditionally deep-fried foods for good measure) that you really don’t have to fry to enjoy.
I’m glad Hanukkah provides a legitimate reason to eat doughnuts for 8 days, but that can be taxing even on the most diehard doughnut eater. The good news is that not all doughnuts are best when fried. Those luscious doughnuts above are baked in a special doughnut pan so they still get that great exterior, then they’re glazed with silky dulce de leche goodness.