Toddler: Parsnip, shallot and potato cakes

Potato cakes are absolutely delicious and a great way of using up some leftover mashed potatoes. You can swap the parsnips and shallots with salmon or chicken.

Ingredients (serves 8)
  • 450g/ 1lb parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 450g/ 1lb potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 4 shallots, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 3 tbsps chopped sage or parsley
  • 1 tsp butter
Method
  • Cook the potatoes and parsnips in a pan of boiling water for 15 minutes until tender.
  • Drain and mash until smooth. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pan, fry shallots for 5 minutes until soft, add to mashed mixture with sage or parsley and mix well.
  • Shape into 8 rounds pressing together firmly.
  • Heat remaining oil and butter in the pan.
  • Fry rounds for 1-2 minutes each side until golden.

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