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

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Despite its age, the Highland Park institution, famous for its from-scratch matzo and chicken soup, hot reuben sandwiches, potato latkes and more, shows no signs of slowing down. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul’s Cecil’s Delicatessen marks 70 years of serving up matzo ball soup, pastrami sandwiches and more," 27 June 2019 And the latkes are rambunctious, While the herrings dance in cream. New York Times, "‘All Was Going Well When I Noticed a Rustling Under Some Shrubbery’," 17 June 2019 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

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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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