Now, I made these potato rosti cakes for brunch last Saturday and they turned out really nice. After I had eaten them, I went online to see how other people made them and I was surprised to see that a lot of recipes require the potato to be parboiled or if using raw to squeeze out all the liquid. I used mine completely raw and didn't squeeze out any liquids in the recipe and the cakes turned out really good nevertheless. What I did do differently though is to add a bit of flour in the mixture to absorb the liquid. Well, I just did this out of common sense and previous experience making veggie burgers.
I used a mixture of gram and rice flour to make the cakes gluten free but plain flour will work fine too.
I also added some other veggies and chillies just for a little twist since I like it hot!
Potato Rosti Cakes
Ingredients (about 10 small cakes, depending on the size you make them)
5 - 6 potatoes, peeled and grated (I used an organic one that is good for boiling, roasting and mashing...)
2 large carrots, grated
5 - 6 mushrooms, roughly chopped
2 - 3 green chillies, finely chopped
3 tablespoons gram flour (plain or all purpose flour is also fine)
3 tablespoons rice flour (plain or all purpose flour is also fine)
Fresh coriander to taste, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida (optional)
Peri peri seasoning or a dash of paprika
Salt to taste
Oil for pan frying
- Mix all ingredients together until well combined in a big bowl.
- Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan; I used a quite deep one.
- Drop 2 generous tablespoons (or use an ice cream scoop) of the mixture in the frying pan. If you can fit a few cakes in, drop a few more but don't place them too close or it will be difficult to turn over.
- Don't touch the rosti and cook for about 5 minutes on one side until a slight golden crush is formed.
- Carefully turn it over and cook for another 3 minutes or so on the other side.
- Repeat with remaining mixture.
- Serve warm.
Now, the annoncement! Maybe you already know about it already if you've seen my updated sidebar. I have recently opened a shop - Bijouxlovlie - on Etsy. I am featuring handmade cruelty-free jewellery and accessories. The idea of having this shop came from Boyfriendlovlie. I have been making my own jewellery and accessories for a while and he suggested that I put some online for people who might be interested in purchasing cruelty-free jewellery.
At the moment, I also have a section in the shop - 'Gaia Collection' - where 30% of all sales are going to the TreeSisters Organisation to support their plan of reforesting parts of Asia and Africa.
I hope you will also support them by making a contribution and spreading the word.
If you want to follow my adventures in jewellery making and more, I have created another blog for this - Bijouxlovlie.
I am not abandoning this blog though! Veganlovlie will still be around featuring recipes and stuffs.
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