leek fritters

4 servings
4 cups Chopped leeks; (about 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Butter
2 cups Chopped sorrel; (if available, good without)
¼ cup Flour
¼ teaspoon Dried lemon peel; or 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, grated
¼ teaspoon Penzey's Sweet Curry Powder
¼ teaspoon White pepper
½ teaspoon Salt
  Sour cream

Thoroughly wash and chop the leeks. Saute in the oil and butter for about 7 minutes, until they are cooked, but not browned. Add sorrel, if available, and cook another 7 minutes, or so, until wilted. (If no sorrel is available, continue cooking leeks to a total of about 15 minutes.) Let cool.

When cool, whisk together the eggs, flour, and seasonings. Add to leeks.

(There will probably be some leek juices as well, mix them in.) In a saute pan, heat about ¼ cup vegetable oil. Ladle in enough leek mixture to make a 2-½"-3" pancake. Cook 2-3 minutes on the first side, until lightly brown, turn, and cook about 2 minutes on the second side.

Drain on paper towels and keep warm until all are cooked.

Serve two or three pancakes with a slice of lox and a small scoop of sour cream.


NOTES : Makes a great appetizer or, with a larger serving, a good "light", but elegant, lunch. For a dinner, accompany with some steamed or roasted asparagus with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice anda little butter. This recipe makes about 8 fritters, 2 per serving.

Recipe by: Adapted from a recipe on The Victory Garden (TV show) Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #10 by SuenDoug@... on Mar 24, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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