potato pancake


Definition of potato pancake

: a fried flat cake of grated potato mixed with raw egg and usually grated onion and spices

Examples of potato pancake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wanda was a steward of her faith and volunteered her time to Holy Cross Church and Sacred Heart Church bazaars, spending countless hours making potato pancakes and babkas. courant.com, "Wanda Ejdys," 5 Sep. 2019 Enjoy buckets of pick-your-own German-style beers and platters with sausages, pretzels, pickled vegetables, potato pancakes and mustards. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "2019 Oktoberfest events around the Bay Area," 9 Sep. 2019 My favorite dishes are the stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes and spaetzle. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Lakewood Community Festival brings tantalizing ethnic foods back to Madison Park," 30 Aug. 2019 Festival co-chair Walter Ziemniak says cooks are busily preparing 20,000 pierogi, 750 pounds of potato pancakes, 5,000 golabki (cabbage rolls) and a ton of city chicken for the event. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "The weekend: Art fairs in Plymouth, Wyandotte; Italian, Polish fests in Sterling Heights," 10 July 2019 The heaping portions include marinated salmon, potato pancakes, salmon caviar, scrambled eggs, blini rolls and vast quantities of bread. Michelle Hackman And Georgia Wells, WSJ, "The Quirkiest Dining Scene in Berlin? Communist Comfort Food," 28 June 2019 An order of three potato pancakes, two eggs — mine were ideally over-easy — and two thick triangles of beautiful wheaty-rye toast, plus, of course, sour cream and applesauce, costs $10. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Feels like family: Seattle’s Dacha Diner might be your new favorite place," 29 Mar. 2019 This will be my third time doing the potato pancakes at Polish Fest. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Polish chef wants to keep food traditions alive, will demonstrate at Polish Fest," 11 June 2018 The fries are skin-on; the potato pancakes are crisp and lacy at the edges flecked with green onion. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area fish fries, the tavern edition," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of potato pancake

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potato pancake was in 1865

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28 Sep 2019

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“Potato pancake.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20pancake. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of potato pancake

chiefly US : a fried, flat cake consisting of potato mixed with egg and usually onion and spices

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