Thanksgivukah Is Right Around The Corner!
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 03:44 PM EDT
Enjoy Mash-Up Recipes To Celebrate Once In A Lifetime Overlap of Chanukah and Thanksgiving
The Manischewitz® Company, the leader in Kosher foods, is inviting consumers everywhere to celebrate Thanksgivukah! For the first time since Thanksgiving became a legal holiday, the Jewish celebration of Chanukah coincides with Thanksgiving. The first day of Chanukah falls on the same day of Thanksgiving, which this year is on Thursday, November 28. This incidence of the holidays will not happen for another 70,000 years! Manischewitz® is honoring the once in a lifetime occurrence with contests, e-cards, mash-up recipes and more!
Many recipes for Thanksgiving and Chanukah share a common ingredient- broth. The Manischewitz® line of all natural broths are the Official Broth of Thanksgivukah and are perfect for all kinds of cooking for Thanksgivukah meals! Turkey is the newest broth to join Chicken, Reduced Sodium Chicken, Beef and Vegetable.
To jump-start your Thanksgivukah menu, chef and cookbook author Jamie Geller has teamed up with Manischewitz® to create recipes that take advantage of the culinary offerings of both holidays. Recipes such as Turkey Latkes with Black Pepper Gravy, Cranberry Latkes and Caramelized Corn, Onion and Thyme Donut Holes are sure to be enjoyed by everyone at Thanksgivukah celebrations across the country.
The unique coexistence of holidays is due to the differences between the Jewish calendar, which is based on lunar cycles, and the secular calendar. The secular calendar always has Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. Chanukah is celebrated on the same Jewish calendar dates, but because of the differences in the calendars, it falls on different secular dates each year. All of the details and differences surrounding the Jewish and secular calendars has resulted in the early arrival of Chanukah, with the first day being Thanksgiving.
Thanksgivukah will be honored in many other ways leading up to the holidays. A mash-up recipe contest will run from October 28, 2013 through November 10, 2013 by logging onto the Manischewitz® Facebook page. Using the great selection of mash-up recipes from Manischewitz® as inspiration, consumers are asked to create and submit their own unique Thanksgivukah Mash-Up recipes for a chance to win great prizes. Recipes, including mash-ups, can be found online at www.manischewitz.com or in the new, free Manischewitz Recipe & Holiday Guide App*. The app includes hundreds of delicious, kosher recipes from past Cook-Off winners, kosher chefs, and home chefs, including the new Mash-Up recipes from chef and cookbook author Jamie Geller. Best of all, all the recipes, from either their website or app, are so simple to make that they will allow you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests.
*Download links for the new Manischewitz Recipe & Holiday Guide:
Turkey Latkes with Black Pepper Gravy
Make these savory latkes that eat like a meal for the 2nd night of Chanukah with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
3 large potatoes
Oil for frying
1 large onion, grated
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup Manischewitz® Matzo Meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ pound roast turkey, shredded
BLACK PEPPER GRAVY:
3 tablespoons margarine
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 cups Manischewitz® Turkey Broth
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Prepare a large bowl filled with cold water.
2. Peel potatoes, and as you finish each, place in cold water to prevent browning.
3. Pour oil about 1/4 way up the side of a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
4. Grate potatoes on the large hole side of a box grater. Alternatively, cut potatoes lengthwise into halves or quarters so they fit into food processor feed tube. Process potatoes using the blade that creates thin, shoestring-like strips and transfer to a large bowl.
5. Add onions, egg, Manischewitz® Matzo Meal, baking powder and salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
6. Add shredded turkey and mix well until combined.
7. Drop heaping tablespoons of mixture into hot oil. Using the back of a spoon, pat down each latke to flatten it. Put as many as you can in the skillet without crowding. Putting them too close together will make them soggy.
8. Fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp around the edges; repeat procedure until finished with all the batter.
9. Drain on paper towel lined baking sheets.
10. Prepare Black Pepper Gravy and serve:
1. In a small sauté pan, whisk together margarine and flour over medium heat until melted and beginning to turn light brown. Slowly add Manischewitz® Turkey Broth while whisking constantly. Increase heat to medium high and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add wine and continue to cook until desired thickness is reached. If too thick, thin with a little more Manischewitz® Turkey Broth. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Garnish with additional fresh pepper.
Thanksgiving Stuffed Donut Holes
A savory take on the quintessential Chanukah donut filled with the flavors of fall.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 (11-ounce) can corn niblets, drained well
1 teaspoon thyme
½ cup Manischewitz® All Natural Chicken or Vegetable Broth
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound prepared pizza dough
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
2. Add onions and sauté until just beginning to brown. Add corn and thyme and sauté until onions are caramelized. Add broth and reduce until almost all the liquid has been absorbed into the onion mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste and remove from the heat. Divide filing into 16 equal sized portions.
3. Divide pizza dough into 16 equal sized pieces.
4. Take one of the dough pieces, flatten it, and place a portion of the filling in the middle. Pull the edges of the dough around the fillings and pinch closed completely. Smooth into a ball shape with your hands. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces and filling.
5. Fill a large pot halfway up with canola oil. Heat over medium high heat until oil reaches 375°F on a deep fry thermometer.
6. Using a spoon carefully drop donut holes into the hot oil, a few at a time. Do not overcrowd the pot. Cook until brown, then flip to brown evenly on both sides, cooking a few minutes on each side.
7. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined baking sheet.
8. Repeat until all donut holes are cooked. Serve immediately.
About The Manischewitz Company
The Manischewitz Company is a specialty food company that includes Manischewitz®, Season®, Guiltless Gourmet®, Rokeach®, Mishpacha®, Horowitz Margareten®, Jason®, Mother’s®, Carmel®, Croyden House®, Mrs. Adler’s® Tam Tam® and Goodman’s® brands. The company offers a diversified line of premium kosher food products that covers over 60 different categories.
The Manischewitz® brand was founded in a small bakery built to make Passover matzo in 1888 by Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1932, Rabbi Manischewitz opened a plant in Jersey City, NJ, replacing the operation in Cincinnati. This move paved the way for the introduction of new products like Tam Tam® Crackers, Chicken Soup, Noodles and Gefilte Fish and much more.