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The Thanksgivvukah face-off: The two final recipes

Last month, we announced that two of our favorite online food sites were entering into a culinary joust to create recipes for the unique holiday of Thanksgivvukah (see our blog description if you're in the dark about this holiday). Food52 challenged Serious Eats  to come up with the ultimate Thanksgivvukah recipe.

Both sides responded and the two final recipes have just been announced - they're creative and fun and well worth considering:

Turkey Sandwich

Food 52 presented the Thanksgivvukah Double-Down - a turkey sandwich on schmaltz-fried sweet potato latkes, which they describes as: "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"

and

 Turkey fritter

Serious Eats contributed a Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritter with Liquid Cranberry Core and Turkey Schmaltz Gravy, which they describe as "combining the quintessential flavors of Thanksgiving -- stuffing, turkey, and cranberry sauce -- with the essence of Hanukkah -- latkes and deep fried things. They [the fritters] come out of the fryer ultra-crisp with a light, puffy stuffing layer and a soft, near-liquid cranberry center that bursts in your mouth when you bite into it."

If you'd like to opine on which one you'd prefer to eat, you can do so at either, or both, of the recipe links above. And, we'd like to congratulate both sites for a spirited contest.

And as the holiday approaches, feel free to contribute your own inspiration here.

Turkey Fritter photo by Kenji Lopez-Alt, and Turkey Sandwich photo by James Ransom

1 Comment

  • ellabee  on  11/5/2013 at 1:09 PM

    A tough one, but the edge goes to Serious Eats for manageability of actually eating, brilliant evocation of the sufganiyah, and truly combining the two holidays' foods, not just making a stack of them. The contents of Food52's "sandwich" are more appealing, especially the inclusion of vegetables. But: still just a stack.

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