Herbed Potato Cakes

by Trudy ~ Veggie num num on February 4, 2010

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Herb Potato Cakes

Crisp fried little patties of potato, kidney beans and herbs; served with lemon and yoghurt… yum!! These potato cakes are quick and easy to make and are ideal for a light dinner with a fresh salad or in lunch boxes for school or work.

They keep well in the fridge for a couple of days and are also great in pocket bread or on a salad roll. We simply had them for dinner with a grated carrot and fresh beetroot salad; nice and simple, light and healthy.

You could add any bean you prefer, I used the kidney beans for colour. Experiment with your favourite herbs, for this recipe I used a combination of dill, parsley and chives. Try and use homemade bread crumbs they are always the best; place a couple of slices of stale or oven dried bread in a food processor and wiz away.

Preparation time: 25mins
Makes 8-10

Potato Cakes

  • 400g (14 oz) potato, Desiree or Red Pontiac
  • 250g (9 oz) red kidney beans
  • 1 red onion
  • ¼ cup mixed fresh herbs
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1 free-range egg
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs

Herb Yoghurt

  • 1 cup plain natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbs mixed fresh herbs, roughly chopped
  • juice of half a lemon

Dice the potatoes and boil them in a large saucepan for 10 minutes until tender. Drain, mash and set aside to cool.

Place the cooled potatoes along with the remaining ingredients (except the breadcrumbs) into a food processor, season with salt and pepper and pulse to combine.

Form about 1tbs of mixture at a time into a patty; coat with breadcrumbs.

Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a large fry pan and cook the patties evenly on both sides for 4-5 minutes until crisp.

To make the herb yoghurt combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Serve the potato cakes with wedges of lemon and topped with the herb yoghurt.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

meatlessmama February 4, 2010 at 11:00 am

Those look amazing, I love the combo of potatoes and beans, there is nothing like good simple real food!

Apeksha February 4, 2010 at 5:29 pm

mmm……those sound really delicious and healthy……n it seems like a simple recipe too!!! a must-try!

Trudy (veggie num num) February 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Good simple food really is the best, isn’t it!! Glad you both like the recipe : )

Lisa November 4, 2010 at 11:06 am

Any recipe that calls for stale bread is good in my eyes. This will be for tomorrow’s lunch, for sure.

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