Carrot Potato Cakes

Carrot Potato Cakes 4.1The festive season is basically here, from here to Christmas we’re booked for dinners basically every weekend day. Tomorrow for example we’re going to a friend’s company dinner. The funny thing is we’re not part of the company but he’s a lawyer and since in the office it’s only him and his secretary, he always bulks up the guest list by multiplying it by five or six times. Although I really like these social events, I know I won’t really be able to stick to my usual vegetarian way (I don’t like to be the fussy guest) and so I aim to enjoy every bit of my meals. One thing I couldn’t live without except from cheese? The super fun and versatile potatoes! It Italian the saying goes: “In cucina la patata è regina.” In English this translates as “In the kitchen the potato is queen.” I totally agree so here is an easy and oh so crispy carrot and potato cakes recipe.

 

 

Carrot Potato Cakes

Recipe for 4/ about 16-20 units

Prep time: 20 min.

Cook time: 15-20 min. per batch

 

400 g potatoes (peeled)

200 g carrots (peeled)

3 tbsp. cream

1 small onion

1/3 tsp. salt and pepper

1 small tbsp. thyme leaves

Vegetable oil or roasting butter

 

Recipe:

Heat oven at 70°C.

Using a medium holed grater, grate the potatoes and the carrots, and then place them in a clean tea towel and squeeze out most of the moisture.

Finely chop the onion and add it to the potatoes and carrots along with the cream, thyme leaves, salt and pepper and mix all the ingredients together.

Place a non-stick pan on a medium heat and add about 1 tbsp. oil or butter to heat. Take a tablespoon of the grated vegetable mix and place it in the pan, using the back of the spoon to flatten the cake. Cook for about 7-10 minutes per side, until the cakes have browned on both sides. Work in batches and once the cakes are ready, place them in the oven to keep them warm while preparing the rest. The pan I used has a 22-24 cm diameter and I could fit about 5-6 cakes per batch.

Serve as a side dish or as an appetizer, maybe with a yoghurt dip.

2 thoughts on “Carrot Potato Cakes

  1. A number of years ago, I enjoyed a recipe for carrot and potato cakes but Ive since lost it. No matter how many times and in no matter how many places I’ve looked for it, it has remained lost. Your recipe sounds wonderful! I think my search is over. 🙂

    • Thank you John! I know the feeling of looking for a recipe and not finding exactly what you were looking for. I hope this comes near to what you meant… fingers crossed 🙂

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