lat·​ke | \ ˈlät-kə How to pronounce latke (audio) \

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The extensive menu can be found at and includes traditional foods like latkes, gefilte fish, chicken liver, beef brisket, sweet and sour meatballs, flourless chocolate cake, noodle kugel and much more. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Ring in the Jewish New Year with these Rosh Hashana specials," 18 Sep. 2017 However, Steingold’s latkes—crisp circles stuffed with potato and the nutty sweetness of parsnip—make a good case as a roe delivery mechanism too. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Steingold's is the Jewish deli of the future," 3 Dec. 2017 Sarah Gish The breakfast menu features customizable omelets, eggs with toast and latkes, and challah French toast ($7). Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018 Think potato latkes in a waffle iron and Hatch chile cream cheese. Jenn Harris,, "Phil Rosenthal's L.A. food crawl: Six spots to try," 29 June 2018 On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Broadway Deli was packed with diners digging into thick pastrami sandwiches, warm matzo ball soup and golden latkes — potato pancakes served with sour cream or applesauce. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018 Labneh, a Lebanese cheese resembling Greek yogurt, will be served on latkes, which will be made with other root vegetables like parsnips, in addition to potatoes. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Modern meets traditional at Steingold's, new Jewish deli in North Center," 23 Aug. 2017 Head to the modern deli during Hanukkah to feast on classics like potato latkes, matzo ball soup, whitefish and bagels and lox. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "8 ways to celebrate the 8 nights of Hanukkah," 12 Dec. 2017 Get takeout pot pies, soups, latkes, stuffed cabbage, and other prepared foods at the gluten-free, seat-free spot. Kara Baskin,, "Tables: Whole Heart Provisions comes to Central Square, and trumpets and hip-hop fold into the Tapestry," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of latke

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for latke

Yiddish, pancake, from Ukrainian oladka

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