These potato cake are a great easy and delicious dinner. They are perfect to make in advance so you can just warm them up in the oven for 10 minutes and serve with whatever you fancy on the side. I love to pack as much flavour as possible so I have used lots of different spices and for an extra kick some chilli flakes. I love serving them with a simple quinoa salad but anything you fancy will go as well!
About 700gr of white potatoes
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 small white onion finely chopped ( I actually used my food processor to blitz it finely)
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
salt & pepper to taste
the juice of 1 lemon
olive oil for cooking
peel the potatoes and chop them into chunks. Place them in a large pan with boiling water with an pinch of salt and cook them for about 25 minutes until soft. Drain them and leave them to cool (about 15 minutes)
Meanwhile heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in frying pan. Add the finely chopped onion and cook for about 5 minutes until translucent. Add the crushed garlic and all the spices and cook for 1 minute, make sure to stir frequently to prevent the garlic from burning. Remove the pan from the heat and set to onto one side.
Once the potatoes have cooled place them in a large bowl and with a potato masher mash them down as best as you can. Add the onion & spices mix, the juice of the lemon and adjust with salt & pepper. Shape the mixture into patties and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake the cakes for 30 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time, until they are golden brown. I love serving the cakes with a simple salad but they are also great with hummus or roasted veggies.