Welcome to a recipe that’s not just a treat for your taste buds but also a delightful experience in the kitchen. This dish brings together the earthy richness of garlic, the subtle sweetness of leeks, and the creamy tang of a dill-infused dip, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Inspired by a roasting technique learned from a chef in China, this recipe promises to transform simple ingredients into a dish you’ll cherish. And don’t worry about the garlic peeling; we’ve got a trick that will make it a breeze!


For the Fritters:

  • Leek: Rinse thoroughly to remove any dirt.
  • 200g Kefir: Adds a tangy depth to the batter.
  • Vegetable Oil: For frying, giving the fritters a crisp exterior.
  • 1 Onion: Finely chopped, it adds a sweet flavor.
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic: Minced, they are the star, offering a burst of flavor.
  • Parsley: Finely chopped for a fresh, herbal note.
  • 6 tbsp Oat Flakes: They provide texture and help bind the fritters.
  • 3 Eggs: They bring the mixture together.
  • Salt, Ground Pepper: For seasoning.
  • Olive Oil: For sautéing garlic, adding a rich aroma.

For the Creamy Dill Dip:

  • 1 Garlic Clove: Adds a punch to the dip.
  • 100g Cream Cheese: For creaminess and tang.
  • Dill: Freshly chopped, it brings a bright, herby flavor.
  • Salt: To taste.


Prepare the Fritter Mixture: In a large bowl, combine the rinsed and finely chopped leek, kefir, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped parsley, oat flakes, eggs, salt, and ground pepper. Mix until you have a cohesive batter.

Fry the Fritters: Heat vegetable oil in a pan over low heat. Once hot, spoon the mixture into the pan, forming small fritters. Fry until each side is golden brown and the fritters are cooked through. Remove and set aside on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

Prepare the Creamy Dill Dip: In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, finely minced garlic, freshly chopped dill, and a pinch of salt. Mix until smooth and creamy.

Serve with Love: Plate the golden brown fritters and serve with a generous dollop of the creamy dill dip on the side.

Whether you’re looking to impress your family or just treat yourself to a delicious and nutritious meal, these Golden Garlic & Leek Fritters with Creamy Dill Dip are sure to be a hit. Cooking with love is the secret ingredient that makes this dish truly special. Enjoy the harmony of flavors and the joy of creating something beautiful in your kitchen!