It is funny how food appears in your life from time to time. I can honestly say that I have never made these potato fritters before….Like everything it life things always come from a need and for some reason we ended up with 10 kilos of potatoes all at once..don’t ask me how. So the need was to use them up and not be wasteful. I wouldn’t say that we are big potato users at all so to try and shift this large amount was going to have come up with some creative thinking.
We have free range chickens and ducks, you can ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I am a bit of a softy when it comes to my animals. We have had show breeds of chooks and duck for about 10 years now. Including frizzles, Pekins, Silkies, Columbian Wyandottes and Indian Runner ducks.Our girls and boys are treated with utmost respect and love, lots of scraps and treats. These two little eggs came from our frizzle,she is a cuckoo..grey and white coloured feathers.
Peel your potatoes and leave them sitting in a bowl of water, until you have everything ready.Once you have grated your potatoes you need to move fairly quickly as the potatoes will start to go brown. You can add the grated potatoes to a bowl of water when you have grated them and them you will need to squeeze the grated potato in a paper towel or cloth to remove excess water. I didn’t do this i just worked quickly, even having the oil melting whilst I was stirring up the mix. I have used maize flour in this recipe, I had bought it from an Indian grocer but I am sure you could use any gluten free flour…try some others and let me know.
You will also notice I have used my black pepper essential oil in this recipe the beauty of using the oil in food is that it disperses through the food and you will get a fabulous aroma and health benefit of using an oil verses using ground pepper. Black pepper oil is high in antioxidants, aids digestion, supports health circulation and is great to breath it aromatically if you are feeling anxious. If you would like to see the type of oils I am using here is my website www.mydoterra.com/giftofourearth
The oil that I chose for frying the fritters is ghee, I have stopped using olive oil for cooking and now only use organic coconut oil. You could use coconut oil for this recipe but it has a strong flavour and I wanted to try ghee as I wanted the little fritters to go crispy. Ghee is golden in colour and has a nutty flavour, it is rich in vitamins A , D and K2. It is also rich in conjugated linoleic acid which has many health benefits for healing our minds and our bodies. I have severed the fritters with some lovely green olives and a nice dollop of lemon/garlic cashew cream. I will do a post about cashew cream as it has so many uses, both sweet and savoury. Once you have made it you will be looking for an excuse to use it on everything.
3 Potatoes (peeled and washed )
2 small fresh eggs ( mine was from our little bantam frizzle) or one large chook egg
2 tablespoons of maize flour
1/2 teaspoon of Celtic sea salt
One drop of black pepper essential oil
1-2 tablespoons of ghee
Wash and peel the potatoes, soak them in some cold water. Grate the dried potatoes and then place them into a bowl. Heat up the ghee in a frypan so that is nice and hot for your fritters. Add the eggs, flour,salt and one drop of black pepper oil. Stir until combined and add spoonful’s of the mixture to the oil and fry until golden. Place on paper towels and then stack them on a plate and serve with the lemon/garlic cream, a few olives, another sprinkle of sea salt and hide them from the rest of the family.
These make a great afternoon snack or addition to a main meal, you may find yourself adding more potatoes to your shopping list now !