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

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Recent Examples on the Web Her most popular item is a bagel filled with bacon, egg and cheese — with a latke for extra crunch. Rachel Ringler,, 27 May 2021 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. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 My latke recipe is simple and not unlike many out there: potatoes, a little onion, eggs and flour. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2020 Vodka and latke Zoom happy hour at home, with plenty of ugly Hanukkah sweaters, 6 p.m. Dec. 15. Staff Report,, 9 Dec. 2020 Keep latke grease from ruining your holiday best with these clever party napkins. Kate Bratskeir, CNN Underscored, 2 Dec. 2020 But for me, nothing beats a crispy, lacy classic potato latke with few ingredients. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2020 Sour cream and applesauce are the traditional toppings for the latkes, one or the other, or in our house, both. Katie Workman, NBC News, 21 Dec. 2019 The dish was passed down to him from his Polish immigrant mom, with more onions than traditional Jewish latkes and a hearty helping of cheese. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2019

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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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