Leek and potato fritters are one of my favorite appetizers from the Mediterranean Diet. The oniony flavor of the leeks goes amazing with fresh dill and parsley. I love dipping these in homemade tzatziki, or thick Greek yogurt. All the flavors are enhanced by frying these fritters in Cretan extra virgin olive oil. Leeks are very popular in the winter in Greece. At the farmers’ markets, you can get bunches of leeks that are 2 feet long, or longer! They are put in stews, soups, and savory pies. If you don’t already love leeks, this is the recipe that will change your mind.
These leek and potato fritters freeze well and you can take them out and fry them when you need them.
George studied International Business in Greece in 2015 for three semesters. His family is from the island of Crete, and he lived with them for a whole summer. During that time, he started working for Mediterranean Living and contributing his firsthand experiences of the traditional Cretan diet. He learned fluent Greek along the way, being fully immersed in a traditional Cretan village. He is since graduated with a business degree from Worcester State University. George loves language and traveling, so he completed a TEFL certificate program at the Boston Language Institute in order to teach English abroad and travel the world. He currently works full-time blogging, recipe formulating, and social media marketing for Mediterranean Living. His passions include language, gardening, hiking, skateboarding, and watching sports. He dreams of living in Crete one day, after he travels the world learning as many languages and cultures as possible.