Origin of latkeYiddish from Russian latka, a patch
a fried cake made of grated potatoes mixed with beaten eggs, flour, and, usually, onions and seasonings
A pancake, especially one made of grated potato.
Origin of latkeYiddish 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
From Yiddish ×œ×Ö·×˜×§×¢ (latke), from either Russian Ð»Ð°Ñ‚ÐºÐ° (latka, “pastry, patch").