EL AL Israel Airlines’ Hanukah Preparations

To make sufganiot and traditional latkes at home, follow the easy and tasty EL AL recipes outlined below, created by Executive Chef Steven Weintraub of Borenstein Caterers (a subsidiary of EL AL). Borenstein offers healthy, freshly prepared in-flight kosher meal options which are served to all passengers traveling from New York (JFK/Newark).


1 cup warm water

All-purpose flour as necessary

1 cup sugar

to give dough a bread-roll

4 oz. melted shortening (not too hot)


1 dozen. whole eggs

24 oz. raspberry jam

2 tbs. baking powder

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup cinnamon

Combine yeast, water, sugar, shortening, eggs, baking powder and flour. Roll into donut hole-size balls. Set over warm stove and allow to rise to double in size. Fry donuts in hot oil until golden brown. Remove from grease and cool partially on wire rack. Fill with raspberry jam using a spiked pastry bag. Roll donuts in cinnamon-sugar. Cool at room temperature. Makes about 3 ½ dozen.


5 raw, peeled, shredded Idaho potatoes

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 diced small spanish onion

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 diced red pepper

1/8 tsp. ground white pepper

1/4 cup flour

1 cup canola oil

1 egg (beaten)

Sauté onions and red pepper in 2 tbs. in oil. Add shredded potatoes; quickly sauté and blend. Remove from heat and add flour, egg, baking powder, salt and pepper. Blend well. Heat skillet and add remainder of oil. Drop a ¼ cup of mixture in a skillet. Form round pancakes and fry until golden brown on each side. Makes about 2 dozen.

About EL AL

Celebrating 60 years of service, EL AL, Israel’s national airline, offers the most nonstop flights between New York (JFK/Newark) and Israel as well as the only nonstop service from Los Angeles. Worldwide, EL AL flies to more than 40 destinations from Israel and serves dozens of other destinations throughout the world via partnerships with many other carriers (including 22 additional cities in the U.S.A. ). Only EL AL has First Class service on nonstop flights between the U.S.A. and Israel . The airline has annual revenues of about $2.1 billion and carries more than 1.9 million passengers annually.