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

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Recent Examples on the Web Sour cream and applesauce are the traditional toppings for the latkes, one or the other, or in our house, both. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Not just latkes: A Hanukkah dinner the whole family will love," 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, "Antoni Porowski, Bella Twins bring latkes, laughs to USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience in NYC," 8 Sep. 2019 Carrots elevate your average latke into the ultimate Hanukkah party food. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Carrot Latkes," 3 Jan. 2020 The evening includes such kosher hors d’oeuvres as latkes, sushi, potato knishes, egg rolls and sufganiyot. Washington Post, "16 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 23 Dec. 2019 There will be latkes, dreidels and a menorah lighting on the ice. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "A Louisville family is celebrating Hanukkah by performing 18,000 acts of kindness in 2020," 18 Dec. 2019 Regardless, Judaism is manifested in its traditional foods: the round challah for Rosh Hashanah, the latkes and sufganiyot fried in oil for Hanukkah. Janelle Bitker,, "Jewish bakeries on the rise in the Bay Area," 14 Feb. 2020 Chanukah on the Lawn Events include crafts, entertainment, games, gelt, jelly doughnuts and latkes starting at 4:30 p.m. and the grand menorah lighting at 5:30. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Celebrate Hanukkah 2019 at these parties and concerts throughout the Phoenix area," 11 Dec. 2019 Her take on latkes is less about native Texas ingredients than it is aimed at addressing the city’s disproportionately high rate of diabetes and other health concerns. Paul Stephen,, "San Antonio Jews using Mexican ingredients for Hanukkah meals with brisket, latkes and churros," 11 Dec. 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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“Latke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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