Leetal Arazi

Popletas
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Popletas are fried, meat-filled potato dumplings. The ones without the filling, called pastelim, are more commonly known. In Morocco, popletas are a street food eaten year-round, but in the Jewish communities they are usually reserved for Hanukkah. Slideshow:  More Fried Foods 
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“Levivot” means “latke” in Hebrew. When Ron Arazi was growing up, his mother created these fritters as a way to use leftover chicken. It’s become a staple at the Arazis’ Hanukkah table. They now simmer a whole chicken with aromatic spices, then finely shred the meat, add lots of parsley and cilantro and bind it together with mashed potatoes and eggs. The pungent harissa sauce that accompanies the patties makes the dish even more festive. Plus:  More Chicken Recipes 
Charred Beets and Herbs
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Fresh herbs pair well with slightly charred beets in this easy side dish. Slideshow:  More Beet Recipes 
Sfinj (Moroccan Doughnuts)
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These luscious doughnuts are crispy on the outside and very fluffy and airy on the inside. They’re usually served dipped in sugar or honey, but Leetal and Ron Arazi love to serve them with a saffron and cardamom syrup. Slideshow: How to Make Homemade Doughnuts