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Leek Patties

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Leek patties are rich and delicious. Suitable for a light dinner or appetizer for a dinner party. Serve at every opportunity! This flagship dish comes from my wife's grandmother in Bulgaria - the country of origin of the leek patties.
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 20 - 25 Patties


  • 3 large stalks one pound Leek
  • 1 Large Potato
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons not soup powder! Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • Per Taste Salt
  • Per Taste Ground Black Pepper
  • for frying Canola Oil


  • Peel one layer of the leek and wash well.
  • Cut the leek to circles.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes.
  • Put the leek and the potato in the pot.
  • Add water to cover by 2 cm.
  • Bring to a boil and cook over medium- low heat for 25 minutes until the potatoes and leek become really soft.
  • Drain the potatoes and leek in a colander. Let them cool a few minutes and let the water drip out.
  • When dried – place it into the food processor and grind it all the way until fully mashed.
  • Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the spices, salt and pepper and stir. Taste and adjust the seasoning. The mixture should be a little salty.
  • Add the flour and the egg and stir well.
  • Heat some oil (about half inches) in a large skillet.
  • When the oil is boiling – place a tablespoon of the mix into the oil – one at a time. Repeat the process until there is no place in the pan.
  • When the patties browned on one side - Carefully turn. Please note! patties will be soft in the center. It's OK - just flip carefully.
  • Fry until brown on the other side and transfer to paper towels.
  • If the oil level falls - add more oil.
  • Voila! Ready!
  • Can be served hot straight from the pan, it is possible to cool overnight in the refrigerator and serve cold the next day (it's even more delicious).
  • *Serve with sour cream.

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