On my Facebook page last week I did a post which I called "Share your tea Tuesday". Sometimes we need a little inspiration to make something different, and I thought by sharing with each other we could re-inspire ourselves and try something new.
My tea (or dinner, if you are Down South) was Indian spiced swede cakes with Quorn sausage and a chilli mayo dip.
There are a few different recipes out there, mine is a mixture of a few, depending on what spices I have in the cupboard. Give it a go, they are blooming delicious. And before anyone says anything about 5 a day - there are three veggies in those there cakes :)
Before I start, those things in the photo below are called Turnips in this area - usually served mashed with carrot in a lovely splodge of orange on the side of your plate. When I was young you didn't have a pumpkin for halloween, your parents hollowed out a turnip (swede) which must have taken ages! And the smell of cooking turnip when you lit your candle was a bit rough.
Anyway, I digress, here is the recipe :)
What you need:
- A swede
- 2 Carrots
- 1 Sweet Potato
- Olive Oil
- Black Onion Seeds
- Breadcrumbs (ready made or fresh)
- Black pepper
What you do:
- Peel and chop the veg and boil until soft.
- When cooked, drain thoroughly.
- In a new pan heat just a little olive oil, add a good shake of black onion seeds and a teaspoon each of cumin and ginger.
- Splat on top of the vegetables.
- And mash until smooth. Transfer to a cold dish and leave to cool.
- Shake out the breadcrumbs into a bowl and season with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
- Make a golf ball size of mixture and roll in the beadcrumbs flatting out into a cake while still in the crumbs.
- They can be frozen at the point, I have cling film between them to stop them sticking together.
- Heat some sunflower oil up until very hot and pop the swede cakes in. If the oil is too cold the cakes will soak it up.
- Leave one side to cook before carefully turning them over. They won't take to being flipped over numerous times.
- A nice dip is equal measures of sweet chilli sauce and mayonnaise mixed together.
- Serve and nom.