These leek and potato cakes are easy to make and you can get the kids involved in cooking this delicious recipe.
Leeks are a little milder than onions, so they are a great option for kids. They still have a lot of flavour and they are the perfect match for potatoes in this easy to make lunch or side dish.
When the end of the month grocery shop falls in the middle of the school holidays there are only two options. You can drag all four kids to the supermarket, or you can scrounge, and scrimp, and make do, until you can find a spare hour to shop on your own.
And because I’d rather have all my toe nails removed with pliers than take all four kids to do the big monthly grocery shop, I’m going with the second option. I am attempting to use up every last food item we have before I give in and do the shopping.
That means I have spent a fair bit of time in the kitchen over the past few days, because while we have plenty of food, it is mostly not of the ‘quick and easy’ variety. It’s more of the ‘make it from scratch’ variety. But that’s ok, I’m up for the challenge!
Here’s another easy lunch idea using leftovers…
Challenge number one – a kid-friendly lunch!
We have potatoes. We also have leeks and lots of herbs growing in our garden, and eggs from our chickens, so let’s combine all of those things and make – leek and potato cakes!
If you like these leek and potato cakes you might also like this delicious mashed potato cake recipe.
We used a food processor to grate the potatoes and chop the leek and herbs. Even little ones can help by pushing the button on the food processor, and they’ll love watching everything whizz around.
Older kids can help with cracking eggs, mixing all the ingredients together and spooning it into the muffin tin.
I think we filled our muffin pan a little too full so they took a while to cook, but these leek and potato cakes made a great lunch, and I’m pretty sure it was quicker to make these from scratch, than get all four kids in and out of the car, to the shops, and back again, and certainly more fun!
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.