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A Very Paleo Hanukkah Party...

What meat, chicken or fish dishes would be on the table if you were hosting a paleo Hanukkah Party? Why?

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  1. Had to look up to see what a Paleo diet is - classic Hannukkah dishes tend to be fried - some form of breaded chicken fish using nuts instead of breading oven baked -

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    1. re: weinstein5

      I hear you... "baked" fried food with nutty crusts, instead of breadcrumbs. I need to think more about paleo latke replacements too -- baking them isn't a big deal but I think potatoes are a no-go.

      I think your breading idea could work. I've made these Fried Green Tomatoes {recipe here - http://bit.ly/1n1S6hp} with an almond meal crust so I can see that working.

      1. re: y528s

        As I understand it, there's no problem with olive oil in a Paleo diet. Why would you think you would have to bake the latkes or the breaded chicken or fish? The issue would be the breading, not the frying.

        1. re: queenscook

          If I'm going make it healthier, why not skip the frying?

          1. re: y528s

            You're welcome to cook anything you want, but A) as I understand it, Paleo doctrine doesn't hold there is anything unhealthy about olive oil and B) the connection to Chanukah is the oil. Baking without the oil might taste great, but it loses the Chanukah connection.

            1. re: y528s

              If you are cooking for people who actually follow the Paleo diet, they should have no problem with occasionally eating foods fried in paleo-approved oils such as olive and coconut. The paleo diet is not about "health" in some ambiguous way, it is a specific set of rules that DO allow for fried foods in moderation. Chanukah seems as good a time as any to be that special occasion!

          2. re: y528s

            Carrot and zucchini latkes will work.

            1. re: ferret

              I've had variations of carrot and zucchini latkes - but this question has me now wondering if celery root latkes would work.

        2. Sweet potato latkes should be fair game. Instead of sour cream, you could do a paleo dipping sauce like homemade paleo mayo, avocado dip, etc.

          1. Um... Chanukah??? Wow. I just did my rosh hashanah menu and was feeling proud.

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            1. re: cappucino

              why put off for 3+ months what can be planned today?

              1. re: cappucino

                Yea... I haven't thought about Rosh Hashana at all. What are you making?

              2. Are you asking as a "civilian" or collecting ideas for your blog?

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                1. re: almond tree

                  I'm asking as a civilian! The best of what I cook can often turn into a recipe for my blog -- it's too early to tell.