A latke is a small pancake usually made with grated potatoes. Latkes are traditionally eaten during Hanukkah.

Most latkes are crispy little potato pancakes that are served with apple sauce or sour cream during the eight days of Hanukkah. Officially, though, a latke is simply a pancake—the word itself comes, via Yiddish, from a Russian word meaning "little pancake." Latkes can in fact be made from almost any vegetable, bean, cheese, or grain.

Definitions of latke
  1. noun
    a pancake made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
    synonyms: potato pancake
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    type of:
    battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, griddlecake, hot cake, hotcake, pancake
    a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
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