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.
3 large leeks (or 4 small ones white & green parts only)
- water as needed
2 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp breadcrumbs or matzah meal
- salt, to taste
1 pinch sugar
- oil for frying
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.