Use food to keep teens involved in Hanukkah

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Use food to keep teens involved in Hanukkah

Keep your teens happy during Hanukkah with the right choice of tasty foods like these Veggie Corn Fritters.
Kosher by Design, by Susie Fishbein helps keep kids interested in Hanukkah, because these days it takes a lot more than a rousing game of spinning the dreidel or some gold foil covered chocolate coins.
Veggie Corn Fritters

Start to finish: 40 minutes
Makes 10 fritters
1 small zucchini, with skin, cut into 1/4-inch chunks
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 large egg
1 cup milk or plain unsweetened soy milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 cups (10 ounces) dry cornbread mix
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Canola oil, for frying
Jarred marinara sauce, warmed, for dipping
Place the zucchini into a 2-cup measuring cup. Break the broccoli and cauliflower florets into tiny florets, cutting away any thick stems.
Add enough of the tiny broccoli and cauliflower florets to the zucchini to make 2 cups. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Add enough water to cover, then microwave on high until the vegetables are soft, about 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, tablespoon of canola oil and salt. With a silicone spatula, stir in the cornbread mix until a smooth batter forms.
Sprinkle the flour over the drained cooked vegetables. Mix floured vegetables into the batter, using the spatula to distribute them evenly.
In a large skillet over medium, heat 1?2 inch of canola oil until a tiny amount of batter dropped into the pan sizzles. If it sizzles too vigorously, turn the heat down.
Add the batter to the oil ¼ cup at a time. Use a metal spatula to gently flatten each fritter. Work in batches of 3 or 4 fritters at a time; do not crowd the pan. Fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. When flipping the fritters, flip away from your body to prevent splattering yourself with hot oil.
Drain on paper towels. Serve with warm marinara sauce.
(Recipe from Susie Fishbein’s Kosher by Design: Teens and 20-somethings, Artscroll/Shaar Press, 2010)

Use food to keep teens involved in Hanukkah

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Keep your teens happy during Hanukkah with the right choice of tasty foods like these Veggie Corn Fritters.
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Kosher by Design, by Susie Fishbein helps keep kids interested in Hanukkah, because these days it takes a lot more than a rousing game of spinning the dreidel or some gold foil covered chocolate coins.
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