International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 51 - Page 16

In association with Indian Potato Pancakes By Ly nn Nichols on I use the word pancake but think of a style like a bhaji, so they can make a great starter on their own or as a side dish and of course, by swapping the seasonings around, you can create something different to suit every taste from savory to sweet, but lets start with my Indian version. To make around 10 pancakes you will need:300g of grated potatoes. 2 Teaspoons of garam masala or your favourite curry mix. 4 Spring onion, finely chopped, including the green part. 1 large egg white, lightly beaten (you can use a mashed avocado if you want to avoid the egg) 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil salt and freshly milled pepper Chutney, relish or a simple Crème fraîche to serve. To Make Once you have grated your potatoes, give them a good squeeze to get rid of any extra liquid, a great opportunity to get rid of some of your stresses here, and then pat dry on kitchen paper. In a bowl add the grated potato, spices, spring onion and your egg white. Add your seasoning and then stir to combine it all together, but be gentle, we want to keep the look of the grated potato when we cook these. In a pan, heat your oil and just drop a tablespoon of the potato mixture into the pan and use the back of the spoon to flatten down, you want them quite thin so they cook through, you do not a mouthful of raw potato. Cook them for a few minutes on each side, about 3 minutes each or until they have reached a perfect golden colour. You will need to cook in a few batches, so once cooked, put them onto kitchen paper and into a warm oven. When you are ready, serve with a selection of relishes, mango chutney works really well, or a crisp fresh salad. The great thing about these pancakes is their versatility. You can add different spices to create different flavours, try using cinnamon and swapping the onion for grated apple or raisins and then serve with ice cream, just because it is made with potato there should be no limitations! Try it and enjoy them and you can get all your ingredients from www.steenbergs.co.uk and look through their extensive list of products to get more ideas! www.internationallifestylemagazine.com