Photo cred - Busy in Brooklyn

Christmas may be the star of the holiday season when it comes to events and cuisine, but that doesn't mean we should forget about the other traditions that come around this time of year. Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah), the Jewish Festival of Lights is also a December celebration, with its own delicious eats, like latkes, which have been given a magical poutine-ification by Busy in Brooklyn.

Latkes are a traditional Hanukkah dish, which can be basically described as potato-pancakes deep fried in oil. Normally eaten with sour cream or apple sauce, latkes are taken to the next level in this recipe, and are joined by gravy and cheese to make the ultimate Montreal-Hanukkah eating experience known as the Poutine Latkes.

The recipe itself breaks a few cardinal rules of poutine, though such deviations can easily be remedied. Pieces of mozzarella are used instead of cheese curds and the gravy doesn't contain any meat-drippings, but that's just because the creator is in 'merica (where cheese curds aren't found everywhere) and wanted to keep the dish veggie-friendly. Obviously you should be using classic curds, and do go for the meat-tastic gravy we all know and love if you're a player in the meat-eating game.

Check out the full recipe for the Poutine Latkes here, and feast your eyes on the pics below in the meantime.


Photo cred - L'Gros Luxe

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