[ laht-kuh ]


, Jewish Cooking.
  1. a pancake, especially one made of grated potato.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of latke1

1925–30; < Yiddish < East Slavic; compare Byelorussian ( g ) latka, dial. form of aladka kind of pancake, Old Russian oladǐya ( Russian oládʾya ), probably < Greek elá ( i ) dion, derivative of élaion oil

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Example Sentences

One of the most popular potato pancakes in the United States is the latke, which, per PBS, originally didn’t contain potatoes at all but was instead made from cheese.

Hash browns, rӧsti and pommes darphin are typically just seasoned potatoes, but potato latkes also often include onion, egg and extra starch.

Fortunately, just in time for latkes, dreidels, Christmas cookies and candy canes, things are starting to change.

Let the liquid sit undisturbed while you prepare the latke mixture.

To me a great latke is a decidedly crispy one, the kind that almost shatters against your teeth with a satisfying crunch.

The Plaza Hotel cooked a fancy-pants latke with red wine braised oxtail, horseradish sunchoke cream, and crispy kale.

Perhaps the most Jewish part of the 6th Annual Latke Festival was that the food went way faster than the liquor.

Yet, there was something quite fitting about how un-Jewish the Latke Festival was.

She came to the Latke Festival because she loved any dish so based around the potato.

Veselka layered its latke with pork goulash, and Toloache added beef short rib chorizo.