Thursday, 29 December 2011

Delicious Leek Fritters

The thing I love about cooking is trying out new recipes. When I was flicking through my recipe book and saw these Leek Fritters I just had to give them a try out. They are really simple to make and even the kids loved them - which is always a bonus!

These crispy fried morsels feature prominently in the Sephardi kitchen. Legend has it that these were what the fleeing Israelites were missing and moaning for when they were in the desert. 

They are best served at room temperature with a good squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkling of salt.


4 large leeks thickly sliced
1/2 - 3/4 cup coarse matzo meal
2 eggs lightly beaten
large pinch of dried basil
pinch nutmeg
oil for frying
salt & pepper to season
lemon wedges to serve


1. Cook leeks in salted boiling water for 5 minutes or until tender and bright green, drain and leave to cool.

 2. Chop leek roughly, put in bowl and combne with matzo meal, eggs, basil, nutmeg and seasoning.

3. Shallow fry, carefully adding spoonfuls of mixture to frying pan of hot oil, Cook until golden brown on both sides, drain on kitchen paper.

4. Serve with lemon wedges.

.... Just another day ....


Chanalesings said...

Just found your blog! Saving it to read through later! Love it so far!

Chana @ Lemon Lime Moon said...

I adore these.Very Sefardi!
They are called Prassokeftedes in Greek.

Android developers in London said...

Crispy Look make it like have it in the mouth. Looks like great recipe over the night is well.So over all good piece of info with the making dish.