Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Leek and potato patties

Living in a climate of near-Nordic dankness requires much in the way of comforting sustenance, preferably involving some form of soft and steaming starch, fried until crisp and delicious, so today I thought I would give you just such a recipe. Atkins? In this weather? I don't think so.

If leek and potato soup and bubble and squeak had babies, they would come out looking like my leek and potato patties: succulently sweet leek and garlicky mashed potato, encased in a crunchy golden coating:

Dinner 1: with warm lentil salad and chargrilled peppers (recipe coming soon)

Leek and potato patties:
Makes 8 patties

2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
1 medium leek, sliced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Plain flour for dusting
sunflower oil
salt and pepper

Boil the potatoes until they yield to the point of a knife, drain and mash. Fry the leek and garlic until soft, add to the mashed potatoes and mix together. Season the mixture, form into 8 patties and dust with flour. If possible, leave in the fridge until cold. Fry the patties on both sides until golden and serve.

Dinner 2: I fried the lentils and peppers together with some other random bits and bobs that I happened to have lying around (not as aesthetically pleasing, but actually most delicious) 

Secret tip: these freeze brilliantly and cook especially well from frozen. This provided me with two yummy suppers, pictured above.

In other excitements: coming soon, a Christmas swish. Date for your diaries: Thursday 17th December.

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