Spiced Potato Cakes
Serves: 8-10 cakes
 
Ingredients
  • 450g cold mashed potato
  • 30g spelt flour
  • 50g cooked peas
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat a little coconut oil in a saucepan on a medium heat and add the onions. Sweat them down gently until translucent and soft and then add the crushed garlic.
  2. Next, add your spices and cook out for up to a minute.
  3. Place the mashed potato in a bowl and add the spiced onions.
  4. Add the egg and sprinkle in the flour. Give everything a good stir, either with a wooden spoon or with your hands (this is great to do with the kids just make sure the onions are not too hot). Combine everything well.
  5. Heat a generous tablespoon of coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan and add a large tablespoon of the potato mix to the pan. Depending on the size of your pan add more spoonfuls. I usually aim for about 4 or 5 but you don't want to overcrowd the pan. Allow the potato cakes to cook for around 2 minutes before attempting to turn. Flip them over to the other side and you should see a lovely brown lacing effect over the cake from where you have browned the potato. Continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until the cake is hot all the way through.
  6. They are quite soft when straight from a pan but firm up brilliantly when cooled slightly. They are perfect eaten warm (or even cold) in your hands and are ideal for dipping into lovely hot soup.
Notes
You can make up different variations of this recipe to your tastes. Why not try adding Parmesan cheese and dried herbs?
Recipe by Cooking Them Healthy at http://www.cookingthemhealthy.com/spiced-potato-cakes/