In the Hanukkah story one tiny jar of oil keeps the lamps burning for eight full nights. Since Hanukkah celebrates this miracle, it's traditional to eat foods fried in oil as part of the festivities. We got together with Los Angeles PJ Library Connector Jennifer Stempel, aka the Cuban Reuben, to find four kid-friendly, easy to prepare, Hanukkah recipes that make preparing fried (or unfried) foods easy.
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Chocolate Hazelnut spread (Nutella)
Banana, sliced in rounds to make coins
1 egg, beaten
*Optional: Powdered sugar
- In a large sauté pan (or electric skillet), add oil until it is about 1 inch deep. Heat over medium/high heat (between 375 and 400 degrees).
- Lay wonton wrapper flat. Add 1 teaspoon of Nutella, and top with a banana coin.
- Dip your finger in the egg, and run it along the edges of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half to form a triangle. Push down the edges to seal.
- Fry each wonton packet in oil, about one minute per side, and drain on a plate lined with paper towel.
- Optional: Top with a dusting of powdered sugar.
- Serve immediately.
If you're making these for a guest with a nut allergy, swap out the Nutella for sunbutter or Wowbutter.
Find Hanukkah activities, recipes, story ideas, and more on the PJ Library Hanukkah hub.
December 6, 2016