Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Jewish Holiday Kitchen by Joan Nathan--great cook book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and boil potatoes.
  2. Wash the leeks carefully.
  3. Dice the white base and part of green base. Parboil in salted water for 5 minutes; drain.
  4. Mash the potatoes.
  5. Add the leeks; blend in well.
  6. Add eggs, salt and pepper.
  7. Add cheese.
  8. Heat oil. When sizzling, drop leeks by tablespoonful.
  9. Fry till golden on each side; drain.


Most Helpful

it was good but i made a few modifications.i used a sweet potato and cheddar cheese instead, and I broiled it in the oven. my family loved it.

a man da hug & kiss December 03, 2007

These were wondeful...crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. My family really enjoyed these and it was a great introduction to leeks ofr my daughters. Reveiwed for ZWT3

Stardustannie June 03, 2007

A friend has teased me for some time about my fondness for using leeks freq as an ingredient, but I doubt it will chg while there are great recipes like this 1. I also added garlic, but it's the subtle flavour of the leek that shines here. We love leeks, we love these patties & they will visit our table often. Thx for posting.

twissis July 15, 2006

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