Homemade chicken soup is another tasty tradition during the nights of the Hanukkah festival. There's nothing as good for the soul -- especially on a cold, wintery night! Here's a tasty recipe straight out of our expanded edition of Culinary Clues around the World 2.0. It's also enjoyed by our three silver sheroes in the third book of the SANDRA TROUX MYSTERIES -- Secrets at Abbott House.
1/2 bunch flat-leaf Italian parsley, finely chopped
Juice of 15 lemons
18 to 20 egg yolks
3 one-pound bags of orzo or flat egg noodles
1 teaspoon salt, and white pepper to taste
Clean chickens and boil in water or broth until meat falls off the bones; remove bones and discard bones and skin. Chop meat and return to the broth. Add celery, carrots, onions, and orzo or noodles; cover and continue simmering...
Oh my, delicious Hanukkah dishes...pull up your seat and help yourself to crispy potatoes latkes topped with applesauce and sour cream. So so so yummy!
On Hanukkah, it is traditional to make latkes and to eat foods fried in oil. The fried foods custom recalls the miracle of Hanukkah, which centered around oil (one jar lasting for eight days). Latkes (fried potato pancakes) are traditional, but there are many creative variations to the pancakes and the toppings. Other fried foods for Hanukkah include sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and other kinds of fritters.