The Best Ways to Store Latkes for Later Enjoyment

Latkes are a popular Jewish dish made from grated potatoes and onions, fried in oil until crispy and golden brown. They are typically served during Hanukkah, but they can also be enjoyed year-round as a delicious breakfast or snack.

However, storing latkes can be tricky. If not stored properly, they can become soggy or lose their crispiness. In this blog post, we will discuss the best ways to store latkes so that you can enjoy them for days to come.

Refrigerate Latkes

The easiest way to store leftover latkes is to refrigerate them. To do this:

1. Allow the latkes to cool completely.
2. Place them in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
3. Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.


– Do not stack the latkes on top of each other as it may cause them to stick together
– Reheat the refrigerated latke by frying again with some oil over medium heat so that it crisps up again

One thing to note is that refrigerating leftovers won’t keep your potato pancakes crisp forever – after all, moisture will eventually make its way into any closed container – but you should be able to stretch out their lifespan by at least another day or two if you’re careful about how you wrap and pack your food.

Freeze Latkes

If you have more leftover than what could be eaten within three days then freezing might be worth considering!

Here’s how:

1) Cool cooked “latke” patties down completely before wrapping individually in parchment paper.

Pro tip: If possible, try separating layers with additional sheets of parchment paper so there’s no chance of sticking when reheating later on!

To freeze your packaged potato pancakes:

2) Place wrapped patties in a freezer-safe bag and seal tightly, squeezing out any air pockets to prevent frostbite or ice buildup.

3) Label with the date you prepared them, then freeze for up to three months.


– Defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating
– Reheat by frying with some oil over medium heat until crispy


Latkes are one of those dishes that taste great straight out of the pan but can be just as delicious when stored properly. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy your latkes for days after they have been cooked. Whether it’s refrigerating for short term storage or freezing to keep them fresh for longer periods – storing leftover latkes is easy if you know how!

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