How to make veggie patties with leek and potato shallow fried

Leek and Potato Patties - Leek Potato Cakes

These Leek and potato patties make delicious appetizers or an ideal side dish to accompany many meat dishes. This simple, easy and effortless recipe will have you making these in less than 20 minutes. Very traditionally made during Passover or Easter across the Middle East. Delicious moist and tender cooked until golden brown.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Leek and Potato latkes, Leek Potato Patties
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 Patties
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov


  • 5 cups Leek chopped
  • 2 cups Potatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan optional
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro or parsley chopped
  • 4 tbsp Canola or olive oil for shallow frying



    Clean & Chop Veggies

    • Split leek lengthways,
    • Wash under running water to get all the grit out,
    • Drain excess liquid and
    • Chop fairly thin
    • Peel and chop potatoes into small cubes.
    • Chop onion and garlic fairy thin

    Cook Veggies

    • Leeks can be cooked in the microwave for 3 minutes then drain to remove excess liquid Or
    • Saute Onions and garlic in 1 tbsp oil then add leeks and saute for about 3 minutes until limp
    • Potatoes can be boiled in water for 3 minutes or in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes.


    • In a bowl - mash cooked potatoes
    • combine cooked leeks, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper.
    • Stir well to combine - then add remaining dry ingredients - Parmesan, nutmeg, bread crumbs, cumin, cilantro
    • Stir well to combine - taste for seasoning - if necessary add salt or pepper now.
    • Lastly, add beaten egg - combine well again
    • To make patties - foam a ball with your hands then flatten. Shape sides. You can also mold them into shapes like start or squares to get the kids excited.
    • Set aside - you can leave these in the fridge wrapped with cling wrap for about 2 days - until you are ready to serve

    Cook the Patties

    • Add 2 tbsp oil to a saute pan - over medium-high heat.
    • Place the patties in hot oil and shallow fry
    • Cook on each side for about 3 minutes until golden brown.
    • Serve hot!



    Serving: 83g | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.2g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1.2g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg