Firstly… Purple carrots?!?!
We’ve been getting these Able&Cole veg boxes delivered to our house for ages now, and they always put in weird and wonderful coloured veg!
We’ve had orange cauliflower, I actually can’t remember but every week it’s something odd!
They also give you veg you’d never buy, like we got raw beetroot this week, and we’ve started using chicory now we’re getting it!
Last night though was good old sweet potato. The box comes with a recipe booklet which uses your ingredients, and after stating yesterday that I never cook anymore, I jumped back into it 🙂 drumroll please for the sweet potato and peanut rostis…..
Sweet Potato & Peanut Rostis
I’ll just say first of all, I cooked the sweet potato for far too long, so ours looked like fully fledged burgers rather than delicate little rostis! And I served with roasted parsnips (with a little oil, salt, an onion cut into 8 and a few cloves of garlic), and a crunchy salad (dressed with orange and soy dressing- juice of one orange and about 2 tbsp light soy sauce). Yum!
2 sweet potatoes
2tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp soy sauce
Salt & Pepper
2 garlic cloves chopped finely
2cm of ginger root, grated
1 chilli, finely chopped, or a pinch of chilli powder
2tsp of orange and/or lime zest
Handful fresh coriander mint and/or basil, chopped
1/2 cup of flour
Splash of oil
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut in half. Boil for 5 minutes on a high heat. Drain and cool immediately then grate.
Mix everything in a bowl EXCEPT the flour and oil, until it looks as ..um.. appetising (?) as this!! It smells gorgeous though so this takes over the sense of sight 😉
Dollop large spoonfulls onto a floured surface, dust in the flour and shape.
Add the oil to a high heat pan then add the rostis.
It only takes a couple of minutes on each side before they’re done. Here I served with roasted parsnips, Japanese dressed salad, and some fried spinach and mushrooms.
By the way, I’m not sure if it’s just because we were talking about it earlier in the day, but these actually taste like Terry’s chocolate orange!!! It’s crazy (but amazing). Maybe I added too much orange zest but whatever it was it definitely worked!
Will be doing this one again, can be easily done using things you already would have in your cupboards 🙂