Since Thanksgiving and Hanukah collided this year (ouch!), chefs and aspiring chefs (that’s not me) everywhere were inspired to celebrate double by combining food traditions from both holidays into one mashup dish. With Christmas upon us, the food mashups will give us double the food, triple the fun and a HUGE foodie holiday celebration to enjoy. So, prepare your tree, and then your stomach to relish in seasonal dishes and snacks to enjoy at a restaurant or at home.
Combining my love for all things Hanukkah-y, Delicatessen must’ve picked up my Holiday wish list (because Santa doesn’t listen) and decided to add a Ground Brisket Slider (sorry Bubbe, I still love your brisket) on a sweet potato latke “bun” with roasted apple, black pepper creme fraiche and cranberry chutney to their menu just for me! I mean, for a limited time..
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Only in Miami, a deli would boast in Jewban-style cuisine. Preparing an international menu filled with mashups, it only seemed natural for Josh’s Deli to offer a sandwich called Jonas The Pilgrim, a combination of turkey, gravy, cranberry and a fried matzo ball on a roll. Available through the Fall. Get it while it’s hot!
Serious Eats, The Food Lab’sLatke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritters With Liquid Cranberry Core and Turkey Schmaltz Gravy sounds like Kentucky fried heaven. Although the appetizer is not available at a restaurant, it’s a great mashup to re-create at home. These fritters are made with homemade turkey and sausage stuffing that’s been filled with a liquid cranberry center and breaded on the outside with a crisp potato latke crust.
Not exactly a “holiday” mashup, but one of my favorite mashups nonetheless and definitely a breakfast item that I would love to wake up to in the morning. Giorgio Rapicavoli, owner and chef of Eating House in Coral Gables, Miami could do no wrong in my eyes or in my stomach. His Cap’n Crunch Pancakes, aka my childhood entering adulthood, foodie dreams come true, is its’ own holiday worth celebrating.