Jersey royal, smoked cheddar and spring onion cakes

Jersey royal, smoked cheddar and spring onion cakes
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25

Can you make potato cakes with jersey royals? Yes, yes you can. Make the most of April’s seasonal star, with this potato, smoked cheddar and spring onion cake recipe. Serve with seasonal rocket or watercress.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
418kcals
Fat
24.3g (10g saturated)
Protein
13.8g
Carbohydrates
36.7g (4.8g sugars)
Fibre
3.4g
Salt
1.2g
Calories
418kcals
Fat
24.3g (10g saturated)
Protein
13.8g
Carbohydrates
36.7g (4.8g sugars)
Fibre
3.4g
Salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 800g jersey royal potatoes
  • 150g smoked cheddar or vegetarian alternative
  • Generous knob of butter
  • 2 heaped tsp English mustard
  • Bunch of spring onions
  • Seasoned plain flour for dusting
  • Good splash of olive oil
  • Chopped walnuts and crisp leaves to serve

Method

  1. Peel the potatoes, cutting any large ones in half. Put in a pan of lightly salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until completely tender, then drain and return to a low heat to steam dry.
  2. Grate the cheddar or vegetarian alternative into the potato with a good knob of butter and 2 heaped tsp English mustard, then pass through a ricer or push through a metal sieve with the back of a spoon. Season generously. Trim and finely chop a bunch of spring onions, then stir through. When the mash has cooled slightly, shape into 8 small cakes, then dust lightly in the seasoned plain flour.
  3. Heat a good splash of olive oil in a pan and fry the cakes for 5 minutes on each side or until golden and crisp, though soft in the centre, flipping over carefully with a fish slice or palette knife. Fry in batches with extra oil if necessary. Serve with a salad of chopped walnuts and crisp leaves.

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