“From Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First make your sauce. Blitz all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor or blender until pale green. Set aside for later.
  2. Slice the leeks into 3/4 inch thick pieces, then rinse and drain in a colander. Pour half the olive oil in a medium pan and cook the shallots and leeks on a medium heat for 15 minutes, or until they have softened. Place the mixture in a large bowl, add the chilli, parsley, spices, sugar and salt, then leave to cool.
  3. Whisk the egg white to soft peaks in a medium bowl, then gently fold into the cooled leek mixture.
  4. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder, egg, milk and butter to form a batter. Spoon in the vegetable mixture and gently stir to combine.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan on a medium flame. Once hot spoon in half the batter to form four large fritters. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden and crisp. Remove, drain on kitchen towels and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  6. Serve the fritters warm with the sauce and a side of rocket (or your preferred salad leaves). Any leftover fritters will be delicious eaten cold the next day.

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