Our Favorite Fried Dough Recipes in Honor of Hanukkah

Eating lots of delicious deep-fried jelly doughnuts should be part of any holiday celebration

The Easiest Sufganiyot Ever

The Easiest Sufganiyot Ever

My Name is Yeh

Eating fried foods, like these round jelly-filled doughnuts, during Hanukkah commemorates the small amount of oil that kept the Temple flame burning for eight days. The key to making these pillowy sufganiyots -- biscuit dough. All you need (besides the dough) is some sugar, something to fry the dough in and your favorite jelly.

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Doughnut Holes

Doughnut Holes

Las Receta de la felicidas

Jelly not your thing? Then try these chocolatey Nutella-stuffed poufs. The doughnut holes are made from scratch, but are totally worth the extra effort.

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Malasadas

Malasadas

Athena Plicht

Malasadas are a popular pastry in Portugal that's basically like a doughnut: fried dough, lots of sugar, sometimes filled, and always yummy.

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Hot Apple Cider Funnel Cakes

Hot Apple Cider Funnel Cakes

Dine and Dish

Funnel cakes aren’t just for state fairs anymore. This deliciously tangled confection is kicked up a notch by adding hot apple cider to the mix.

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Churro Bites

Churro Bites

Cooking Classy

These mini homemade churros don’t really need to be dipped in chocolate sauce (they’re so good on their own), but we still encourage it because, why not?

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Buttermilk Beignets and Chicory Creme Patissiere

Buttermilk Beignets and Chicory Creme Patissiere

Local Milk

Get a little taste of New Orleans with these gorgeous beigenets. Fluffy pastries filled with a lightly flavored coffee creme make the perfect breakfast treat.

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Kulkuls

Kulkuls

My Diverse Kitchen

Served in Goa, India, at Christmas, kulkuls are deep-fried bits of sweet dough that are coated with a sugar glaze. You can make these with coconut milk and semolina.

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Pumpkin Spice Beignets

Pumpkin Spice Beignets

The Gunny Sack

It’s an unwritten food law: If you’re baking in the fall, you need to add pumpkin spice. And these super-easy beignets require an ample amount of it, along with only three other ingredients.

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Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

Salu Salo

Chopped apples and a pinch of cinnamon make these bite-sized nuggets particularly homey. Simply drizzle with a sugar glaze to finish and then devour.

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Sicilian Fried Dough

Sicilian Fried Dough

Garlic Girl

These powdered sugar wonders (also known as Zeppole) can be made with your favorite pizza dough.

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