From Linda Cicero’s Cook’s Corner Column
Keftes de Prasa
15 well-washed leeks, white part and about 2 inches of green sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
Salt and pepper
2 pounds ground turkey breast
About 1 cup bread crumbs or matzo meal
Quartered lemons for garnish
Sauté leeks in oil over medium heat in a large pot about 20 minutes, until very tender. They'll turn from deep green to very light green. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool, then drain thoroughly and squeeze out moisture by wrapping in paper towels.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix leeks, turkey, egg, bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste. Form into 2- to 3-inch patties, 1/2-inch thick, and fry in oil to just brown (about 3 minutes per side). Drain on paper towels.
Place on a cookie sheet, cover with foil, and bake about 30 minutes. Serve with quartered lemons and a side dish of fideos (tiny pasta). Makes 24 patties, 12 servings.
Per serving: 252 calories (42 percent from fat), 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 19 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 124 mg sodium.