What Is The Best Way To Reheat Latkes? A Simple Guide

If you are somebody who loves potatoes, then you’re probably a big fan of Latkes.

Latkes are a delicious style of potato pancake that originated in Eastern Europe – primarily in countries such as Germany, Austria, and Poland.

What is the Best Way to Reheat Latkes A simple guide

In their early days, Latkes were seen as a “peasant food”, enjoyed only by the poor. But over the years this has changed.

At some point in time, Latkes were adopted into Jewish culture and eaten during Hanukkah.

Since then, they have become popular in lots of different cultures and religions across the world. When you take a bite of a Latke, it will be very easy for you to understand why.

Generally, Latkes are prepared in large amounts, so you will likely end up with leftovers. If you thought Latkes tasted great fresh, you will be mind blown by just how delicious they taste when they are reheated.

But what is the best way to reheat your Latke?

In this guide, we’re taking a look at a couple of the different ways to reheat your Latke. Read on to find out more.

How To Reheat Latkes

There are lots of different methods available to you when it comes to reheating your Latkes, which is great as you can choose the method that best suits your needs.

Below are 4 of the best methods for reheating your Latkes, including methods that are quick and easy, and methods that take longer but are much more effective.

So if you want to find out the best way to reheat your Latkes, keep on reading!

In The Oven

The first method that we would recommend using involves the use of your oven.

Using the oven to reheat Latkes really is one of our favorite methods, but it is also one of the methods that take the longest. However, the wait is definitely worth it!

To reheat your Latkes in your oven, you should begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

While your oven is preheating, oil a baking sheet and spread your Latkes out across the baking sheet. This method is the most effective if you want to reheat a large amount of Latkes simply because your oven can heat so many Latkes at once.

Once your oven has preheated, pop the baking sheet containing the Latke into the oven. Leave your Latkes in the oven for around 10 minutes, and then check on them.

After 10 minutes, your Latkes should have become golden brown in color. If this has happened, then they are safe to eat.

Take the baking sheet containing your Latkes out of the oven and leave it to cool for 2–3 minutes. Then your Latkes will be ready to eat!

What is the BestWay to Reheat Latkes

In The Toaster Oven

If you are looking for a method that achieves the same finish as the oven but takes less time then we would recommend using your toaster oven to reheat your Latkes.

This method will take less time than the oven method as your toaster oven will preheat a lot quicker than your oven.

To use your toaster oven, begin by preheating the toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a toaster oven-size baking sheet and sprinkle it with oil.

Then spread your Latkes across the sheet. Once your toaster oven has preheated, add your sheet to the toaster oven.

Leave your Latkes for around 10 minutes, then take them out of the toaster oven. After 10 minutes, your Latkes should be golden brown and heated through.

Take them out of the toaster oven and leave them to cool for a couple of minutes. Then tuck in, and enjoy!

In The Air Fryer

Air fryers really are all the rage nowadays, so you will be pleased to hear that you can use your air fryer to reheat your Latkes.

This method of reheating your Latkes is perfect for anybody who wants to limit the amount of oil they consume as you don’t need to use oil for this method.

To reheat Latkes in the air fryer, begin by coating your Latkes in butter (or oil if you prefer), then place your Latkes into the basket of your air fryer.

Turn your air fryer on and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3–5 minutes.

When your Latkes have turned a delicious golden brown, take them out of the air fryer and leave them to cool for a couple of minutes.

Then plate your Latkes up and enjoy however you wish. This really is a quick and easy method that still ensures your Latkes are crisp and delicious to eat.

In The Microwave

For the quickest cooking experience, you should reheat your Latkes in the microwave.

The microwave really is the most efficient way to reheat your Latkes, but you could end up compromising on quality when using this method.

To reheat your Latkes in the microwave, simply pop your Latkes in a microwave-safe dish, and place the dish in the microwave.

Cook your Latkes on medium power for around 5 minutes, flipping halfway through, then take the dish out of the microwave.

Leave your Latkes to cool for a couple of minutes, and then they will be ready to enjoy!


In short, there are lots of different ways for you to reheat your Latke. Using the microwave to reheat Latkes is always a good idea, but it does take a little longer than some of the other methods we have outlined in this guide.

With 4 different methods for reheating your latkes included in this guide, you’ll easily be able to find a method that suits your needs and provides you with delicious, warm Latkes.

Thanks for reading!

Mark Williams
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