Sunday, October 14, 2012
fall and wintry things 1
Crispy Potato-Parsnip-Onion Patty with Cardamom Cream and Herb Drizzle
Cut a few potatoes into shoestrings, salt lightly and place in a bowl
Do the same with some parsnip (blue potatoes, beets, taro root and sweet potatoes also make fine additions)
Add some thin strips of onion and a bit of minced garlic
Curry or chili powder makes also a fine addition
Add a bit more salt and pepper, and minced herbs and Italian parsley to taste
If quite a lot of water forms in the bowl, consider draining it
Fry a few Tbsp. of the mixture in oil (not deep fried, pan-coated is fine), flattening with a spatula, until crispy on bottom, turn and fry the rest of the way. Heat should not be toooo high so it doesn’t wind up both burned and undercooked, although a pretty dark brown is mighty tasty!
Serve with dollops of this cream:
2/3 C. tofu, tofutti, cooked white beans or coconut cream
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 or 2 Tbsp. oil (your choice, walnut or pistachio is pretty good)
Salt and white pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. grated onion
1 garlic clove
½ tsp. ground cardamom
A pinch or two of cumin
Blended or whipped together, other spices or chives can be added , or chutney which is pretty badass.
And this green sauce:
¼ C. chopped herbs
Salt and green curry paste to taste
2 Tbsp. lemon of lime juice
A little bit of oil
Water or other amusing liquid to achieve a saucy texture
Puree all that or simply mix it, adjust seasonings to taste and drizzle all about the premises
Garnish with a basil or sage leaf or something interesting.
Basically it’s a latke (might post some new ones soon, I love those things!). If you do use pistachio oil in the cream, consider garnishing the affair with roasted shelled pistachios and adding pistachio crumbs to the mix of potatoes.