- 3 large leeks (or 4 small ones), white & green parts only
- water as needed
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 3 to 4 eggs
- 1 Tbsp breadcrumbs or matzah meal
- salt, to taste
- 1 pinch sugar
- oil for frying
Leek Patties are traditionally served on Rosh Hashanah as a symbolic food. These are so delicious! If you like latkes, you will like these, as they are quite similar. Leek patties are our family’s favorite and I think we would make them even if they weren’t included in the symbolic food of Rosh Hashana. Though it isn’t a very traditional ingredient, my sister-in-law adds a bit of chicken soup powder to the batter. If the batter is very loose, add a bit more bread crumbs.
- 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.
- Place leeks into a pot with enough water to cover. Add 2 Tablespoons oil. Bring to a boil.
- Drain very very well, pressing out excess water.
- Add the eggs, crumbs, salt, and sugar. Form the batter into patties.
- 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.
- Serve at room temperature or cold.