Simple Vegetarian Leek Patties


Crisp on the outside with a creamy interior. The trick to a crisp exterior is to remove as much moisture from the cooked leeks as possible, so please don't skip the step after draining. Very mildly flavored. Serve with a dipping sauce of choice, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 leek patties


  • 1 large leek

  • water to cover

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed


  1. Halve leek lengthwise and rinse under running water. Separate the layers to remove any sand. Cut each half down the centre and thinly slice.

  2. Place leeks in a pot and add enough water so that leeks float but are not covered. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain off excess water and return leeks to the pot.

  3. Return the pot to the stove and simmer until all excess liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer leeks to a bowl and add egg, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Divide into 4 equal portions.

  4. Heat enough oil in a nonstick skillet to just cover the bottom. Heat on medium-high heat until oil shimmers. Use wet hands to form each portion into a 3-inch patty.

  5. Place the patties into the hot skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
12g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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