I haven’t cooked anything new for a while. We’ve been running down our fridge as we spent several days at Freya’s and my Mums and didn’t want anything to go bad. Freya has been reupholstering our sofa and it needs lots of space – one thing we don’t have on the boat.
These Latkes are from a new book I have called Mildred’s. Mildred’s is a vegetarian restaurant in Soho and this book has some pretty amazing recipes.
This is the first thing I’ve made from the book so it’s too early for me to give it the big thumbs up – but I have a shortlist of many dishes so watch this space.
I picked this out as it seemed light and was just the ticket for a hot summery day.
It’s pretty simple. Grate carrots, parsnips and apple into a bowl. Add coriander, cumin, chilli powder, fresh ginger, polenta, flour and egg and combine.
Then just fry the latkes in batches.
I did struggle a bit with these. They weren’t keen on staying together at the beginning and I had mixed results throughout the cook.
The salad was simply a cucumber cut into ribbons with one of those wide vegetable peelers and then mixed with chopped green chilli, lime zest, lime juice and spring onions.
The combination of the two was quite excellent. The cucumber neutralises the kick of the ginger and the chilli powder.
Certainly one to make again. I was planning on making some courgette and haloumi fritters after I’d made these but they were more than filling enough.
I’ll do those tonight!