Leek and Potato Fritters (Greece)

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.

Mediterranean Diet: Leek Fritters

These leek and potato fritters freeze well and you can take them out and fry them when you need them.

Here is a link to an another amazing savory fritter recipe: Zucchini Fritters!

For more breakfast recipes check out: 7 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes.


Mediterranean Diet: Leek Fritters

Leek and Potato Fritters (Greece)

George Zikos
4.70 from 10 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 210 kcal


  • 4 leeks, white parts sliced paper thin
  • 6 potatoes, grated
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil for mixture
  • extra virgin olive oil for frying 


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well with your hands.
  • Heat up the extra virgin olive oil on medium heat.
  • Form a ball of the mixture, place in hot oil, and press down with a spatula to form the fritter.
  • Cook until golden brown on one side, flip, cook on the other side and remove. Place fritters on a plate lined with paper towels.


Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 843mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1421IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 3mg
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About the Author: George Zikos
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.
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