Lentil & Leek Cakes

Leek and Lentil Cakes

I went to the Gillian Welch concert last night. She’s one of my favorite singer-songwriters. It was a nice alternative to our typical netflix nights. It’s easy for me to say no. No, I’m tired. No, I have work to do. No, we can’t have people over because the house isn’t cleaned up. I’ve been wanting to invite our neighbors over for dinner for quite some time but have always found an excuse. It seems we’re in the middle of a big house project all the time and I just want everything to be perfect. But life’s not perfect. Looking back I won’t remember all these superficial details – I’ll just remember the good time we had sharing a meal with friends. It doesn’t even have to be a fancy meal, these scrumptious fritters will do just fine.

Leek and Lentil Cakes

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Leek and Lentil Cakes Leek and Lentil Cakes


Ingredients for the Lentil & Leek Cakes

1 small leek

1 cup of lentils uncooked or 2 cups cooked

3 eggs

2 heaping tablespoons chickpea flour or regular flour

1/2 cup of bread crumbs

1/2 cup of chopped parsley

1 teaspoon salt

oil/butter for cooking the cakes


Easy Crème Fraîche Dressing

1/4 cup crème fraîche

juice of one lemon

salt and pepper to taste



Cook the lentils. Shave the leeks by pulsing them in your food processor a few times, then place in large mixing bowl with the rest of the fritter ingredients. Stir together to combine. Scoop spoonfuls of mixture onto a hot oiled pan.  After the fritters are crispy and light brown, flip then over to the other side. Let cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side.



For more fritters/vegetable cakes check out this post.

8 Responses to “Lentil & Leek Cakes”

  1. Katie @ Whole Nourishment

    You’re so right, life isn’t perfect and learning how to enjoy it in the middle of it all is the best we can do. Thanks for the reminder! And these fritters are right up my alley, they look so good! I been looking for an easy fritter recipe like this – love making a few extras and freezing them so I know I have something to help round out last-minute meals.

  2. cheri

    I hear you, take bits of time now and enjoy life, it only comes at you once. Love the ingredients in this fritter, looks like a great meal.

  3. Dishing Up The Dirt

    I love Gillian Welch!! So jealous. These little cakes look lovely. I’m sure your neighbors were very pleased 🙂


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