Fragrant and oniony, cooked leeks coalesce with ground lamb or beef, eggs, matzo meal and spices to make delicious fried fritters. Be sure to wash the leeks thoroughly before cooking to remove any garden grit.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 4 leeks
- 1 pound ground lamb
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup matzo meal
- salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1/2 cup oil for frying
Cut the white part of the leek stalks into 4 to 5 pieces each and cook uncovered in water until tender; drain. Grind, preferable in a meat grinder.
In a large bowl, mix ground leeks with lamb and add eggs; mix well. Add matzo meal until mixture is stable but not too hard. If you added too much matzo meal, add another egg. Add salt, pepper and garlic.
Form small patties and arrange on a tray to fry; optimal size of patties is bite size.
In a large skillet, heat oil and pan fry until golden; serve hot or at room temperature.