Cilantro Latkes with Five-Spice Apple Sauce


For the Potato Latkes:
250g/8.75oz potato
20g/0.75oz fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. flaxseed meal
30ml/1fl oz water
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
15g/0.5oz potato flour
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
30ml/1fl oz olive oil
For the Apple Sauce:
200g/7oz apples, peeled and chopped into ½” cubes
1/4 tsp. star anise
1/4 tsp. cinnamon sticks
1/4 tsp. black peppercorns
1/4 tsp. black cardamom pods
1/4 tsp. fennel seeds
50g/2oz shallots, thinly sliced
30ml/1fl oz apple cider vinegar
62.5ml/2fl oz maple syrup
500ml/17fl oz water


For the Latkes: Boil potatoes for about 10 minutes.
Dilute flaxseed meal in 2 tablespoons water and leave to bloom for about 5 minutes.
Peel and run the potatoes through a coarse cheese grater.
Combine grated potatoes, flax mixture, chopped cilantro, potato starch, turmeric powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
Heat olive oil in a skillet.
Drop loose mounds of potato mixture in the hot oil and fry over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve with apple sauce on the side.
For the Apple Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until apples are fully tender. Add more water if necessary.
With a potato masher, mash the apples in the pan, leaving some chunks whole.


You don’t want to supersede these Super seeds with anything else, they provide you with so much nutrition. Flaxseeds have been eaten for thousands of years, they are a plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids which according to various studies help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, support heart health and help to prevent some cancers, not to mention protecting against cognitive decline. Flaxseeds contain high levels of mucilage gum, this is a gel-forming fibre that is beneficial for intestinal health, this gum keeps food in the stomach for longer allowing more absorption of the food’s nutrients. Fennel seeds contain dietary fibre so these also benefit intestinal health. Both seeds have antioxidants that fight the harming free radicals as well as many vitamins. Enjoy a super Chanukah.


Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 6:55am


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