World Cup 2010 starts TODAY!!
For those of you as excited as me, you won’t have much time for cooking. You’ll want to focus on the games and World Cup Fun Facts. Did you know the last time the U.S. met England in the World Cup was sixty years ago in 1950? The game came to be regarded as one of the greatest upsets in the history of World Cup soccer- the so-called Miracle on Grass. Did you also know that the U.S. goalie, Tim Howard, who is really cute and incredibly talented – was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome at the age of 9!? Talk about rising above adversity - we have no excuse not to do grueling workouts like this.
This recipe is easy breezy and will cook up in minutes. It’s the perfect paleo snack and can even satisfy non-paleo diners at your World Cup brunch party. Enjoy the games!
4 large leeks
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
Chop the leeks coarsely – I cut mine in 1/4 inch pieces. Place in a medium size bowl and rinse under cold water. I find that there’s a lot of hidden dirt in the leeks after I cut them so a quick rinse is necessary unless you like eating mud.
Place the washed leeks in a pot of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside. Once the leeks have cooled a bit, hand mix the leeks with almond flour, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper. Form small patties and arrange on a tray to fry.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and pan fry until golden (usually 2-3 minutes on each side). Serve hot or at room temperature.