Classic and exotic latke recipes from around the web, plus sweet Hanukkah treats

This year is all about comfort food and with Hanukkah on the horizon, there’s no better indulgence than golden, crispy latkes (potato pancakes).

For tips on how to make this holiday staple, check out these links:

The promises the simplest method for classic potato pancakes. Their secret? Use both oil and schmaltz (chicken fat).

Epicurious serves up 17 latke recipes, from classic to variations that include Yukon Gold and Jerusalem Artichoke Latkes and Sweet Potato and Sage Latkes.

The Nosher offers a classic latke recipe with a how-to video and a bunch of topping ideas, including pulled brisket. For 2020 The Nosher is taking it one step further with a latke hotline, where you can text questions to editor Shannon Sarna.

The Nosher also has oodles of latke variations, including decadent Grilled Cheese Latkes and Indian Spiced Cauliflower Latkes with Cilantro Chutney.

Hanukkah desserts

For those who prefer sweet Hanukkah treats, The Nosher presents Moroccan Sfenj Donuts. Served with powdered sugar or honey, they are easier to make than a yeasted sufganiyot (Israeli donut) dough.

Food Network keeps it simple with Orange Sugar Fried Donut Holes, using refrigerated biscuit dough.

Ready to tackle a yeast dough? Bon Appétit has a recipe for strawberry-jelly filled sufganiyot, plus options for chocolate or vanilla cream fillings.