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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 Patties
- 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
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.
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: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%