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 On Target Latkes, a Jewish-style potato pancake, are super popular during Hanukkah and are made from grated potatoes that are fried in oil and eaten with sour cream and/or applesauce. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 22 Nov. 2023 Expect lobster salad with Siberian reserve caviar, potato pancake mille feuille with ossetra caviar and potato with amur gold caviar. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Oct. 2023 Get The Recipe 25 of 50 Potato Latkes This classic potato pancake recipe comes from Atlanta chef Todd Ginsberg. Marissa Wu, Southern Living, 18 Oct. 2023 Also on the menu are bites including oysters ($23), spicy yellowtail ($16), the mountain potato pancake ($13), and grilled sea bass ($16). Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2023 Roesti is the Swiss version of a potato pancake. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 4 Oct. 2021 Recovery Meal The Quattro Piatti at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado, a four-course menu that offers three to five options per course and changes based on the season, but should always include the frico caldo, a potato pancake made with Montasio cheese. The Editors, Outside Online, 21 Nov. 2017 Guests watched preschool students from the Jewish Community Center perform and ate a lunch that included fried latkes, a potato pancake traditionally served for Hanukkah meals. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Dec. 2022 Has the median American Jew — Ashkenazic, native-born, lightly religious — become a white person who knows a potato pancake is called a latke? New York Times, 2 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of potato pancake was in 1865

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“Potato pancake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20pancake. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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