What various types of latkes are there? I mean besides the classic potato latke. I mostly curious as to Jewish foods for now.

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Latke translates into 'little oily thing', so really it's anything small and fried.

Potatoes are a new world crop, and the celebration of oil as a part of Hanukkah goes back much further. The original latkes were actually made with cheese

But most people today associate them with any sort of shredded, fried vegetables. Most anything starchy will work (zucchini or other squash, root vegetables, etc.)


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