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Leek and Potato Crisps (Latkes)

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  • Author: Inna Fooks
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


This crispy potato leek recipe is an easy and delicious side dish or lunchbox favorite. Baked not fried and so flavorful. A fall favorite and picky eater approved.


  • 1 large potato
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 cup of cheese (1/2c white cheddar cheese, 1/2c mozzarellas)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • Seasoning – salt, pepper


  1. Boil potato in a pot of water until fork tender. Let cool, peel potato skin, and shred on a fine grate.
  2. Wash leeks well, slice down the middle twice, and chop the leek’s white and light green parts. Sauté the leeks on medium-low heat with 1 and ½ tablespoons olive oil. This should take about 7-10 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, add grated potato, add sautéed leek, egg, 3 tablespoons of flour, and seasoning (salt and pepper). Mix until combined.
  4. With wet hands, form the mixture into flat patties, about 1 inch thick.
  5. Spray or brush patties with the remaining 1 and ½ tablespoons of olive oil and put into a preheated 400°F oven for 17-20 minutes until golden brown, flipping halfway.
  6. Once baked through, place crisps on a cooling rack, this step gets those leek potato crisps even crunchier.
  7. Eat and enjoy with your favorite dip or sour cream.


  • Boil the potato the day before and place it in the fridge once cooled for quicker and easier handling.
  • If you don’t have 2 different kinds of cheese, you can use 1 cup of your favorite hard cheese. Or can make this dairy-free by opting out of the cheese.
  • Don’t throw away the green part of the leek, you can add it to a homemade vegetable or chicken broth recipe. If you are not making soup that day, place it in the freezer in a freezer bag until a further date.
  • These patties are best eaten warm but stay fresh for up to 2 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Warm up by placing it in a toaster oven for a few minutes. Store in the freezer for up to one week.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dinner, Snack
  • Method: Oven, stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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