Schmaltz, Butter's Sassy Brother

Though schmaltz is not the most traditional fat to use on Hanukkah, using it to fry latkes makes them crispy and more flavorful.

In the December issue of Bon Appétit magazine, editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport recommended frying latkes in schmaltz, thus bringing this rendered chicken fat back to the spotlight. Although this is not the most traditional fat to use on Hanukkah (after all, for all we know,...