potato pancake

noun

Definition of potato pancake

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

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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 These starchy potato pancakes are a staple for many Jews during Hanukkah. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Shedding Light on the Perfect Potato for Hanukkah Latkes," 2 Dec. 2018 Don’t expect smiles or chitchat from the busy and busty dirndl-wearing waitresses, but do expect plates piled with roast pork belly, crispy schnitzels, potato pancakes, and sauerkraut. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 The giant potato pancake called rösti that Switzerland is famous for? SELF, "I'm a Foodie With Celiac Disease. Here's Why I Love Traveling to Sweden," 25 Sep. 2018 Traditional foods being served include chopped liver matzo ball soup, beef brisket with gravy, potato pancakes and flourless chocolate cake. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Ring in the Jewish New Year with these Rosh Hashana specials," 18 Sep. 2017 So are the potato pancakes, a bit thick but in a traditional batter and appealingly crisp-edged. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "International flavors, down at the corner bar, are an American experience," 3 July 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

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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potato pancake

noun

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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