Yes, doughnuts are traditionally sweet, but the dough itself is akin to a bread dough, so it can actually go either way. These may not be for everyone, but if you’re feeling adventurous, why not give it a try? It’s a traditional doughnut dough, rolled in zaatar spice mix, and filled with confit tomatoes. There are enough nights of Chanukah to go sweet AND savory.



  1. Allow dough to defrost and rise according to the instructions on the back of the bag.
  2. Heat oil (in a pot or deep fryer) to 350°F (180°C).
  3. Fry doughnuts for a minute or two on each side, until the outside is golden and the center is cooked through.
  4. Remove with a slotted spoon and set on a cooling rack or a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. Immediately roll doughnut in zaatar spice (the hot oil helps it stick).
  6. Allow doughnuts to cool. Use a serrated knife to cut the doughnut in half horizontally. Cut about ¾ of the way through. Spoon in the tomato confit.
  7. Serve immediately