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Leek Patties with Meat

Also from my friend Debby, these are a big hit with my kids (Right Shia?)

6 large leeks, roots and dark greens removed
1 pound ground veal, lamb or beef
4 eggs, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white or cayenne pepper
matza meal
canola oil for frying

Wash leeks well to remove sand. Mince. Place leeks in a saucepan. Cover with cold water and cook until very tender, about 30 minutes. Drain . Squeeze out as much water as possible. Cool.

Combine the leeks with the meat, 3 eggs, salt and pepper and form into small patties(1 tablespoon, flattened) . Beat remaining egg. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium flame. Dip each patty first in egg, then in matza meal. Fry in the hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.