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  Keftes D'prassa~sephardic Leek Patties
 
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Submitted:
  2011-08-29
Prep Time:
  45 minutes
Yield:
  12 (people)
Difficulty Level:
  Moderate
Category:
  Pareve
Meal:
  Lunch
  Brunch
  Light Snack
  Dinner
Course:
  Appetizers
  Side Dish
Health Conscious:
  not specified
Cuisine:
  not specified
Cooking Method:
  Bake
  Fry
Occasion:
  Shabbos
  Yom Tov
  Rosh Hashana
  Chanuka
  Pesach
  Succos
Main Ingredients:
  Matza Meal
Source:
  thekosherchannel.com
Bracha:
  haAdama

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Keftes Dprassasephardic Leek Patties
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Leeks are traditionally served this way in Sephardic homes as a tradition for Passover as a sign of Spring and on Rosh Hashanna as a "siman" a sign to Hashem. And since they are lightly fried, they are perfect if you'd like a Sephardic twist on Hanukkah latkes.

Be sure to serve with a spritz of lemon, it really brightens the flavor. It's our tradition to serve Keftes d'Prassa baked in the tomato-lemon sauce
 
Ingredients
5 large leeks, white parts only, washed well and chopped (discard tough green stalks)

5 matzos

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 garlic cloves, garlic

1 cup matzo meal

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Sauce for Sephardic Leek Patties:

1 (8 ounce can) tomato sauce

juice of one lemon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

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Helpful Hints
I make them weeks ahead and freeze. Then it's a chinch to place them right on the blech to warm and serve with a spritz of lemon to brighten the taste.
 
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Comments / Reviews
This recipe is from my first book, Cooking for the King the Rosh Hashanah edition. The recipes can be used any time of the year. Besides as a simon on RH, Sephardic Leek Patties make their appearance as lightly fried leek latkes on Chanukah and as a Pesach side dish in honor of spring.
thekosherchannel, 2013-10-24
 
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