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A pancake, especially one made of grated potato.

[Yiddish, from Ukrainian oladka, from Old Russian, diminutive of olad'ya, from Greek eladia, pl. of eladion, little oily thing, diminutive of elaion, olive oil, from elaiā, olive.]


(Cookery) (in Jewish cookery) a fried potato pancake


(ˈlɑt kə)

n., pl. -kes.
a pancake made of grated potato.
[1925–30; < Yiddish < East Slavic; compare Ukrainian oladka kind of pancake]
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Noun1.latke - made of grated potato and egg with a little flourlatke - made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, hot cake, hotcake, pancake, griddlecake - a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
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Make patties of the mixture using about two tablespoons per latke.
Chef Judi (a television personality and Sarasota Magazine contributing editor) considers the latke the "guest of honor" for any Hanukkah celebration, and her own colorful, uptown version of the traditional latke pretties up the holiday table.
Indelibly associated with Chanukah--at least among Ashkenazi Jews, whose traditions have become arguably better known in the world through American popular culture--is the potato latke (some time ago I had access to a deli that kept me in potato latkes all year round, a prospect more or less impossible in Sofia, unless they are made at home).
Some sounded like they were meant only for the brave: Christmas Ham Soda, Christmas Tree Soda, and Latke Soda.
com)-- Attention all Latke aficionados: Jacksonville's Annual Latke Frying Competition - The Great Latke Fry is scheduled for 6pm on the First Night of Chanukah, Wednesday Night Nov.
with a Community Chanukah Latke Dinner & Dance at the temple at 1175 E.
The word latke comes from Yiddish, and some sources claim it derives from the Old Russian oladka, adapted from the Greek eladia, meaning "little oily things.
com)-- Attention all Latke* aficionados: Jacksonville's Inaugural Latke Frying Competition - The Great Latke Fry is scheduled for 7pm on the First Night of Chanukah, Saturday Night Dec.
Community Candlelighting and Latke Dinner - Reservations are required by today for Latke Dinner to be held at 6 p.
Comprised of an Intro; Latke Man; Honey, This Ain't Money
the "Company" or "Jones Soda" or "Jones"), announces today that it is tossing aside the Turkey & Gravy and bringing Christmas Ham and Latke Sodas to the table this year with two new limited edition holiday themed packs.
This not only speeds up the baking, it also washes away some of the starch, which results in a crispier latke.