Leek Patties
  • 3 large leeks (or 4 small ones white & green parts only)
  • water, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs or matzah meal
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • oil for frying
  1. Cut off the dark green part off the leeks and discard. Slice the leeks in half lengthwise and wash thoroughly. Cut the leek into strips and dice.
  2. Place leeks into a pot with enough water to cover. Add oil and bring to a boil.
  3. Drain very, very well, pressing out excess water.
  4. Add eggs, crumbs, salt, and sugar. Form the batter into patties.
  5. Pour a thin layer of oil into a skillet over medium heat and bring to a frying temperature. Slip patties into hot oil and fry until browned on one side. Flip patties and brown the other side.
  6. Serve at room temperature or cold.
This is, surprisingly, a kids favorite. Similar to a latke, this also tastes good at room temperature.
Recipe by Between Carpools at https://betweencarpools.com/rosh-hashanah-table-simanim-card/