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

Examples of latke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similar to latkes or potato pancakes, matzo brei is often accompanied by a side of applesauce and/or sour cream. Liv Dansky, Southern Living, 8 Apr. 2024 Yet the movie, aesthetically as lumpy as a latke, nonetheless has a weird and lurid vigor that comes from an altogether different source: Allen’s pleasure in his own imagination—his delight in inventing the plot. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2024 From latkes to Yehi Ratzon platters, those of the Jewish faith feast on foods that have been part of their culinary culture for many centuries. Roger Sands, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 Crisp latkes mean getting the water out of the potatoes. Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The single-page menu features mimosas and Bloody Marys to drink alongside entrees like lobster toast, smoked salmon latkes (potato pancakes) and New York strip steak and eggs. The Indianapolis Star, 20 Mar. 2024 Beef curry with spiced tomato sauce, carrot salad with cilantro, latkes with stracchino, beigli Hungarian pastry roulade, brisket tamales, Yemenite flatbread, gravlax and several kinds of gefilte fish populate the book’s pages. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2024 On the menu: A tin of chilled caviar, potato latkes, and freshly sliced lemon wedges and garnishes elegantly arranged on a pastel petal plate from Sophie Lou Jacobson. Talia Abbas, Vogue, 8 Mar. 2024 Blue Collar classics will remain, of course: The Billy Corben sandwich (brisket with latkes and applesauce), the cheeseburger and The Big Ragout (brisket, veal shoulder, pork shoulder, pancetta and rigatoni) all remain. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Yiddish, pancake, from Ukrainian oladka

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of latke was in 1927

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“Latke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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