I’d run out of inspiration for dinner yesterday and got some scallions (spring onions) on special offer from Aldi. I also bought new potatoes so I made potato cakes.
I posted the photo online and a few people were looking for the recipe so here you go:
- 500g new potatoes
- 2 scallions
- 40g mature cheddar cheese (grated)
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- oil for frying
Boil and mash the potatoes – I don’t peel them because frankly life is too short. You can also use left over mash for this – a great way to reduce food waste.
Chop and gently fry the scallions, don’t use the ratty bits at the ends.
Mix the onions into the mash and add a dollop of butter plus the salt and pepper. Add the cheese and give it a good old mix. Add the flour, mix again, flatten into whatever shape you like, I used a heart cutter because I love potatoes 🙂 Fry in a fairly hot pan until golden brown.
That’s it! Probably one of the easiest recipes ever. You could also add tomato ketchup to the mix or even better Guinness sauce 🙂