Happy Thanksgivukkah!


What happens when two family holidays coincide? Well, firstly, you only have to put up with your meshuga family only once. It also makes for some odd, but delicious-sounding Thanksgivukkah recipes. So, for the first time since 1888 (supposedly not to happen again for 70,000 years, although the math escapes me), both Thanksgiving AND Hanukkah fall on the same day. OY!

What happens when you take the best of a holiday with turkey, candied yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce and assorted pies… and a holiday where everything is deep fried? Absolute, incredible deliciousness, bubbela!

A gluten-free turkey sandwich, like that matters with deep fried latkes used instead of bread slices, the Thanksgivukkah Double Down is a classic leftover turkey sandwich on turkey schmaltz-fried sweet potato latkes. Also on the sandwich: cranberry applesauce and shaved brussels sprouts, dressed in warm schmaltz-cider vinegar dressing. With a side of gravy, for dunking.


Photo – James Ransom

Who could turn down Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritter with Liquid Cranberry Core and Turkey Schmaltz Gravy? Only a crazy person — that’s who!


Photo – J. Kenji López-Alt

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And what holiday like Thanksgivukkah would be complete if there weren’t uncomfortable, borderline racist humorous videos?

So, whatever religion you follow, whatever food you like, try these recipes and enjoy this holiday song!

Top image ©GL Stock Images (Thanksgiving), (Hanukkah)


Speider Schneider

Speider Schneider is a former member of The Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine and has designed products for Disney/Pixar, Warner Bros., Harley-Davidson, ESPN, Mattel, DC and Marvel Comics, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon among other notable companies. Speider is a former member of the board for the Graphic Artists Guild, co-chair of the GAG Professional Practices Committee and a former board member of the Society of Illustrators. Follow him on Twitter @speider

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