Try this leek patties recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival. Recipes for leek patties vary between Jewish communities in different countries, but they are traditional Passover / Pesach recipes for Jews who live in Greece and Turkey and are created by Jews in other southern European countries as well.
"Kyeftes de Prasa" taken together means "leek patties" in Ladino, which is a Jewish dialect that is primarily a mixture of Spanish and Hebrew, spoken by Spanish Jews when they were living in Spain prior to the Spanish Inquisition in 1492, although there are also words taken from Arabic and Portuguese in Ladino as well. More specifically, "Kyeftes", "Kifticas", or "Keftedes" ("Kifte" in Turkish; "Keftas" or "Keftes" in Greek) means "patties" or "pancakes" in Ladino, and "Prasa" or "Prassa" ("Prasaa" in Greek) means "leeks" in Ladino. Since the late 15th century, Sephardic Jews (Jews whose ancestors came from either Spain and/or Portugal) have migrated to the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey) and Greece among other countries and have created many different types of recipes for leek patties. Sephardim (alternate spelling: Sefardim; plural form of "Sephardi" or "Sefardi"; descriptive form: "Sephardic" or "Sefardic") who have migrated to North America have brought many variations of leek pattie recipes with them.
6-7 medium leeks
3 small onions
1/2 cup matzo meal
1/4 cup instant potato flakes, or 1 medium boiled potato, mashed
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Instructions for the Leek Patties recipe / Kyeftes de Prasa recipe: