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Entry from September 05, 2021
“Latkes are just Jewish hash browns”

Latkes (often described as Jewish potato pancakes) have been compared to hash browns. “Often called ‘Jewish hashbrowns,’ potato latkes land on the table frequently during Hanukkah” was printed in the Austin (TX) American-Statesman on December 4, 1980.

“Jewish Hash Browns aka Latkes!” was posted on Twitter by FKJL on December 18, 2009. “Latkes? That’s Jewish hashbrowns, right?” was posted on Twitter by Yane A on June 2, 2011. “Latkes are Jewish hashbrowns. #HolidayFoodFacts” was posted on Twitter by Eat24 on December 8, 2012. “Latkes are just Jewish hashbrowns” was posted on Twitter by Genevieve Kraidman on March 10, 2013. “Latkes are just Jewish hash browns” was posted on Twitter by Steve on May 5, 2013. “Latkes are basically Jewish hash browns” was printed in the book Table Manners: The Cookbook (2020) by Jessie Ware and Lennie Ware.

“Hash browns are just goyish latkes,” “Hashbrowns are goyische latkes” and “Hash browns are just latkes for gentiles” are related sayings.


Wikipedia: Latke
A latke (Yiddish: לאַטקע‎; sometimes romanized latka, lit. “pancake"), is a type of potato pancake or fritter in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine that is traditionally prepared to celebrate Hanukkah. Latkes can be made with ingredients other than potatoes including cheese and zucchini.

Wikipedia: Hash browns
Hash browns, also spelled hashed browns, are a popular American breakfast dish, consisting of finely chopped potatoes that have been fried until browned. Hash browns first started appearing on breakfast menus in New York City in the 1890s. Hash browns are a staple breakfast food at diners in North America, where they are often fried on a large common cooktop or grill.

Newspapers.com
4 December 1980, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, “Hanukkah cakes: Potato latkes a traditional part of Jewish festival” by Kitty Crider, pg. J1, col. 3:
Potato latkes are as traditional to Hanukkah as fruitcake is to Christmas. Often called “Jewish hashbrowns,” potato latkes land on the table frequently during Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish celebration of lights which began Tuesday evening.

Twitter
FKJL
@DlSTINGUISHABLE
Jewish Hash Browns aka Latkes! Banginn breakfast.
10:27 AM · Dec 18, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Yane A
@YaneAUSA
@JoshMalina Latkes? That’s Jewish hashbrowns, right?
8:20 PM · Jun 2, 2011·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Eat24
@Eat24
Latkes are Jewish hashbrowns. #HolidayFoodFacts
9:10 PM · Dec 8, 2012·Hootsuite

Jewish Journal
Jewish Hash Browns
Susan Esther Barnes
December 12, 2012
It happens every year. Chanukah rolls around, and at some point the rabbi asks me about my latke consumption. Every year, I tell him I haven’t had any. Every year, he is horrified.

Twitter
Genevieve Kraidman
@GENIe_inab0ttle
“Latkes are just Jewish hashbrowns.” #PassoverDinner
6:35 PM · Mar 10, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Steve
@stazarkey
Latkes are just Jewish hash browns
1:55 PM · May 5, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Electric Nachos
@Electric_Nachos
Replying to @kurisudere
@fudgyokra Latkes are jewish hashbrowns… they are just in patty form rather than a plateful. And thank you for callin em latkes.
2:52 PM · Jun 22, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
NarwhalJP
@NarwhalJP
Latkes are just Jewish hashbrowns
1:01 PM · Dec 10, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Nathan Emery
@HeavyDutyEmery
Latkes are just Jewish hash browns
12:08 AM · Dec 22, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Weissmark, Esq.
@ryryweiss
Latkes are just Jewish hash browns
11:03 AM · May 3, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Nerdy-GamrR-ManZ December 23, 2019
Latkes are Hanukkah hashbrowns

Twitter
Daniel Lunsford, vaccinated mofo
@peachfish42
So latkes are basically Jewish hash browns, right?
2:15 PM · Dec 23, 2019·Twitter Web App

Google Books
Table Manners:
The Cookbook

By Jessie Ware and Lennie Ware
London, UK: Ebury Press
2020
Pg. ?:
Latkes are basically Jewish hash browns.

Twitter
Gabrielle
@gfstarr1
Please stop calling Latkes “Jewish hash browns.” Latkes came first by hundreds of years, so hash browns are actually Latkes for goyim (non-Jews).
12:38 PM · Dec 9, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Berlin Babe
@AvivaBrueckner
Traditional hash browns are made from grated potatoes fried in oil. For latkes you add egg and flour.
1:35 PM · Dec 10, 2020·TweetDeck

Twitter
Tay Game die
@taycooperband
latkes are just jewish hashbrowns #Hanukkah
12:50 AM · Dec 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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