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Holiday food where you just want one or two bites

With Hanukah coming, I have become fixated on the idea of just having one latke. The fried potato goodness evokes the holiday season and my mom for me, and it'd be nice to have that nostalgic moment - with just one latke.

I have never made fried latke's before, but in general I'm not very confident with frying food in that amount of oil (let alone doing it for just one). And I'm not really interested in baked or healthier routes - because it's not like I want a whole plate or anything. Also, I live in Jerusalem where prepared food counters will sell them - but anything fried that's been pre-made and allowed to go cold....uch.

What are other holiday foods that CHers love but really just want to have that taste, without commiting to the entire preparation.

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    1. Hard Sauce
      Pecan Pie
      Any kind of fudge
      Ribbon candy
      sweet potato casserole

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      1. re: foodieX2

        If only I could stop at a bite or two of fudge. :( I attribute all of my holiday weight gain to that sugary demon.

        1. re: Frosty Melon

          +1 on eggnog. I like it, and usually want about one 4oz. serving per holiday season, but that is PLENTY.

          1. re: biondanonima

            Love eggnog, and a recipe I found for a Drunken Snowman (eggnog with Godiva white chocolate liqueuer) overwhelms my "just a few sips" every danged time. Have, however, switched to Silk 'Nog which is a tad less decadent.
            I also have one Starbucks eggnog latte per season, so I plan it carefully!

        2. Anything with sweet potatoes (or yams) and marshmallows.

          And it would be just ONE bite (not two). And a small one at that.

          1. Cheesecake. Cinnamon rolls. Any sort of breakfast sweet bread. Latkes, regretably, no way can I stop at one bite.

            1. Foods I generally dislike (which are few and usually far-between), I'll taste (one or two bites) just to be sure I still dislike it.

              . If it is food I like or want, it seems silly to have one bite, which far from satusfying a want, would only serve to whet appetite.

              1. Most of it! I did not inherit a very active sweets/carbs gene and am usually mocked for my preference for my very biased meat intake. However, I do get the occasional carb or sweets craving but after a few bites of most I am done. In fact, last night my SO mocked me as I announced an ice cream craving and came back with literally 3 tbsps of ice cream and was overwhelmed by the end or at Thanksgiving when I grab the usual oversized slice of pie, eat 3 bites, and am finished until the next day.

                1. Fudge
                  Most christmas cookies
                  Holiday coffee drinks (why would I want gingerbread in my coffee?)

                  1. The first thing that comes to mind is fudge; but even then a half bite will suffice.

                    1. Fried baccala
                      I don't know how much any other CH's love fried baccala, but I make it every year for Christmas Eve.. I make very little because I"m the only one in my house that eats ANY of it, and even though I do love it, I can only eat a few bites
                      Ham.. even a really good ham, for some reason I can only manage a small sliver

                      on the sweet side, cheesecake, fruit cake, and pecan pie come to mind