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Leek-and-Potato Fritters

No recipe image available.Mashed potato-style potato pancakes seasoned with leeks and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces (about 1/2 pound)
1 teaspoon salt
2 pounds leeks, thinly sliced
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup matzo meal or fine, dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup canola oil
Sour cream for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook potato and salt in a Dutch oven in boiling water to cover 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash potato, and set aside.
  2. Cook leeks in Dutch oven in boiling water to cover 3 minutes; drain.
  3. Stir together potato, leeks, and next 5 ingredients. Chill 1 hour. Shape mixture into 18 patties.
  4. Cook, in batches, in hot oil in a large skillet 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve immediately with sour cream, if desired.

Makes 18 potato pancakes.