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One of the most celebrated Jewish dishes, deep–fried crispy cakes of grated potato and eggs mixed with onion and crushed matzo. Although similar to Rösti, they are often eaten alone as a snack. Latkes may also be made from cheese, vegetables or slices of apple dipped in batter and deep–fried. Latkes are specifically associated with the festival of Hanukah, which is celebrated by eating food cooked in oil.