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From Yiddish לאַטקע (latke), from either Russian латка (“pastry, patch”).
- IPA: /ˈlɑːt.ki/, /ˈlɑːt.kə/
latke (plural latkes)
- A pancake fried in oil, usually made from potatoes and sometimes also onions, traditionally served on Hanukkah.
- Her favorite Chanukah memories were of eating latkes and sour cream while her mother gossiped with the aunts and cousins.