Hanukah Meet Thanksgiving. Recipe for Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Latkes.


It seems quite exciting that Hanukah and Thanksgiving coincide this year.  It hasn’t happened until the early 1900’s.  t don’t know why but I think there are many twists that could be put on the holiday table to combine the meal. In the past when my family was all going to spend Thanksgiving together but miss Christmas together we combined the holidays into one and called it “Thankmas”.   So how about this new match up?   Thanksukah?  Hanugiving?

Chabad.org/Food and author Miriam Szokovski have some great recipes to combine the best of the Hanukah and Thanksgiving flavors and traditions.  Here’s one I’ll definitely be trying….Thanksukah or not.

Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Latkes

Instead of sweet potato pie, try these sweet potato butternut squash latkes. You’ll get the flavors of Thanksgiving but the crispy fried texture of Chanukah.


  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 4 eggs
  • ½-3/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • Olive oil for frying
  • OPTIONAL: If you’re serving these aa a dairy meal, throw in ½ cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Dice and sauté the onion in 2 tbsp. olive oil and ¼ tsp. salt.
  2. Peel and shred the butternut squash, sweet potatoes and potatoes.
  3. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Scoop the batter using a 1/8 cup measuring cup for uniformity. Drop into the hot oil (keep the flame on medium-high). Cook until brown and firm on one side – approximately 5 minutes. Flip and cook 2 more minutes, or until brown, on the second side.
  5. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Repeat until all the batter has been fried.
  6. Serve fresh.

Note: Recipe makes approximately 30 medium latkes.