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Vegetarian potatoes patties with a salad & piripiri sauce

on 06/07/2009

Vegetarian potatoes patties with a salad & piripiri sauce: a divine dinner!

I wanted to make a vegetarian meal, but with a difference. I was out of ideas & I borrowed a book from the library. It is a yummy vegetarian book. It is called: World food café 2, easy vegetarian recipes. The authors are Chris & Carolyn Caldicott. This recipe was a success with me & my husband!

Printable recipe here!
Recipe: For about 13 to 14 patties
** for the potatoes patties:
300 gr of peeled, sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
300 gr of peeled, normal potatoes, cut into chunks
2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
6 cloves
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom
2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
1 tablespoon of freshly grated peeled ginger
1 large onion, peeled & finely cut up
1 medium red bell ( sweet ) pepper, washed, cleaned, pits & white bits removed, cut into little pieces
115 gr of corn, well rinsed & drained from a can
1 egg, beaten with fork, loosened
1 handful of fresh coriander leaves, washed, cleaned & finely cut up
black pepper
Maldon sea salt
a bit of butter or gluten-free baking margarine
3 tablespoons of sunflower oil.
**For the piripiri sauce: ( For 314 ml of sauce )
4 medium-sized red chili peppers, seeds & top removed, finely cut up
3 cloves of garlic, peeled & cut into pieces
1 teaspoon of Pimentón de la vera, the dulce, the sweet version
1/2 teaspoon of grinned black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of grinned Maldon sea salt
30 ml of fresh lemon juice
20 ml of fresh lime juice
62 ml of soft olive oil
** For the salad:
2 little gem lettuces, washed, cleaned & bottom cut out. Spun dry. Leaves taken off.
1/3 cucumber, washed, dried on kitchen paper & cut up in fine round slices
250 gr of soybean sprouts, well rinsed
1. A few hours before dinner , you can cook the potatoes together in a large pot until tender. Drain well & set aside. When cold, place into a bowl & place a lid on. Place into the fridge until ready to use.
2. A few hours before dinner, you also can make the piripiri sauce. Take a food processor & place all the ingredients in it & pulse until it is all a smooth paste, a smooth sauce. Place into a jam pot & place the screw on. Put into the fridge.
3. When you are ready to make dinner, take the potatoes & the piripiri sauce out of the fridge.
4. Take a little non stick pan & heat up on medium. Add the cloves & the cumin seeds. Shake the pan from time to time. Dry roast the spices. Their fragrance will come out & your kitchen will scent lovely! Watch out because you don’t want to burn your spices. When their fragrance has come out, take the pan off from the heat. Turn the heat off. Place the spices in a pestle & mortar & grind them really fine to a powder. Add the cinnamon, cayenne pepper, the turmeric & the cardamom powder. Mix them all together.
5. Take your wok & heat up on medium high. Add the 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil & smear all over the wok. When hot, add the finely diced onion & the cut up red bell pepper. Fry until they are soft. Add the grated fresh ginger & the corn. Stir fry for a few minutes & add the spice mix. Stir well. Let it fry for another minute & set aside. Turn the wok off.
6. Place your cold potatoes in a large bowl , add a bit of butter or baking margarine. Mash. Add the spiced vegetable mix. Stir well. Add the beaten egg, the finely cut up coriander leaves & a bit of salt. Mix . Taste. The mix is really sticky. Makes about 13 to 14 flat patties out of it. Take a large non stick pan & add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil. Heat up on high. Add about 4 patties in the hot pan & fry on both sides until golden. Drain on kitchen paper. Do the same with the rest of the spice vegetable mix.
7. In the meantime, take your wok, add a bit of sunflower oil & heat up on high. Add the soy bean sprouts & wok until golden. Remove from the wok.
8. Take your large plates & plate up.
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101 responses to “Vegetarian potatoes patties with a salad & piripiri sauce

  1. Dirk says:

    Yum, Sophie! Those sweet potato, potato & vegetable spiced patties look incredibly yummie! I just love that piri piri sauce: spicy! yum!

  2. Reeni♥ says:

    These look delicious, Sophie! Especially with the sauce to spice things up!

  3. What a delicious meal! Every part looks great, and I really want to taste that sauce.

  4. Diana H says:

    I like that you mixed the different potatoes, and gave it a little kick. This meal is a great idea.

  5. yum yum! that sauce looks fabulous! 4 chilis? sign me up!!

  6. Wow, yet another delicious recipe to try – the dish looks fantastic! I love all the combinations of flavors!

  7. Junglefrog says:

    While I am certainly not a vegetarian I do love to eat vegetarian dishes and this looks wonderful. I just always have a hard time convincing my other half he really should be trying this… He likes his meat….! Men…

  8. Oh, yes, I love spicy food….piripiri sauce makes a perfect dip too! btw, are the cumin seeds you used caraway seeds or those Asian cumin?Angie's Recipes

  9. The kind of meal I love! Everything looks delicious!Cheers,Rosa

  10. Robin Sue says:

    Since I love sweet potatoes I think I would really like these. SO full of flavor!

  11. Jef Boven says:

    Dear Sophie, again a creative and healthy try! I'll try to oonvince my wife to stick to your line. But I suppose it's hopeless.Your racing Jeff

  12. Laura says:

    I love the name piripiri, I wonder where it comes from.The patties look so yummy.

  13. These look great! The piripiri sauce really ties it all together.

  14. I love vegetarian patties too! Sometimes I think I prefer them to meat patties. Nice idea serving them with piri piri sauce!

  15. Kate says:

    That looks so great!

  16. I would love this meal but my husband would want to know where the meat was….That sauce looks/sounds fantastic (on just about anything!).

  17. Prue says:

    I opened up your site and just exclaimed YUM! These look delicious Sophie!!! You have one lucky husband!

  18. Juliana says:

    Wow, these potatoes patties sound and look so tasty with all the spices in it…I'll not miss the meat 🙂 The sauce looks terrific…spicy…yummie!

  19. I like making vegetarian dishes from time to time even though I like meat a lot. Your piri piri sauce definitely catches my attention. Love to try one day.

  20. I've never heard or piripiri sauce. I'll have to keep it in mind for my vegetarian guests.

  21. …plate up! That's so cute but hungry now.So yummy.

  22. dada says:

    l'illusion est parfaite;-) Delicious meal with a special sauce, lovely!

  23. Chef Chuck says:

    Hi Sophie, The potato patties look so flavorfuland so crispy, yumm.

  24. Wow, the piripiri sauce definitely caught my attention! Awesome! The potato patties look very yummy!

  25. Kerstin says:

    I love all the spices in these – yum, yum!

  26. Elra says:

    I really like this vegetarian dish. Oh, I love the piri piri sauce very much!

  27. Selba says:

    It sounds so delicious and also healthy 🙂

  28. Donna-FFW says:

    LOVE the vegetarian potato patty. What a terrific idea. It sounds wonderful. The sauce MMMMM.

  29. I love Sweet potatoes! and with all those spices I'm sure this dish is bursting with so much flavor.. I love it!

  30. Anna says:

    Piripiri Sauce sounds delicious, anything with lots of chillies grab my attention. Is that an African recipe? Looks yummy.

  31. Claudia says:

    I adore vegetable patties and make some Indian spiced ones. I am loving this – especially that sauce for some heated flavor! And how pretty!

  32. cindy* says:

    i've been craving potato pancakes…yum! these look delicious sophie 🙂

  33. Kristen says:

    I love the idea. I like to mix sweet & regular potatoes too, with all that other stuff in there I bet they are delicious. The only problem is that I have an addiction to piripiri, like that is a problem. :)The salad sounds lovely and crunchy, I haven't thought much of adding bean spouts to my salad, wonder why?Great Post!

  34. Zoe says:

    mmm..potato in heaven

  35. Wow, those look fantastic!I get cook books from the library all the time! My library has a ton of them!Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  36. Valérie says:

    This sounds (and looks) delicious! I love all the spices in the potatoes and sauce! Wonderful stuff!

  37. Koko says:

    Sophie, this looks wonderful! And vegetarian- just perfect for me!! I've never tried piripiri sauce before- sound DELISH!

  38. Sofía says:

    What a delicious meal! Yummy. Really good blog… regards!

  39. Chrystal says:

    You know we love potatoes! A winner there. The piripiri sauce also sounds delicious.

  40. Olga says:

    ooh, that's like an Indian twist on latkes ;)Looks great!

  41. This looks fantastic and the spicy sauce puts it over the top! Yum!

  42. Yum! These potatoe patties look delicious! I love the spicy piripiri sauce. I just love meals like this one. Such a great combination of flavorful ingredients!

  43. burpandslurp says:

    Oh thank you SO much, Sophie! These patties are something I would truly adore and which WON'T have any leftovers! And the piripiri sauce! Awesome!

  44. I love vegetarian food…not that I am or will ever be, but they always are tasty and interesting…I suppose to make up for that lack of meat.Ronell

  45. Trupti says:

    those patties looks mouthwatering.TruptiFashion Deals For Less Recipe Center

  46. Muneeba says:

    don't you just love how versatile and delicious potatoes are?? your veggie meal looks wonderful and filling … with that long list of ingredients, it HAS to taste good!

  47. Lo says:

    The flavors in those potato patties sound outstanding. I'm a huge fan of piri piri — and it looks like it's a great accompaniment for this meal. Might have to try that myself sometime!

  48. Sara says:

    I love the sound of this! I'm always looking for more vegetarian recipe ideas.

  49. Ricardo says:

    What made you come up with that Idea, it looks amazing healthy and super delicious, especially the sauce I love piripiri sauce ..but this you already know as you teasing me 🙂 xxx

  50. maris says:

    These look excellent! I love sweet potatoes and I bet they add so much flavor to these.

  51. This is the first I've heard of piripiri sauce and it sounds delicious. I could just pour it over these vegetable patties!

  52. I'm always on the look out for vegetarian dishes to serve my vegetarian friends when we have them over for dinner. Who wouldn't love these, even if you weren't vegetarian. Thanks for the great recipe.I've been on holiday for the last couple of weeks with no internet. I've missed my friends and it's good to be back.Sam

  53. Dr. Lauren says:

    Wow, those pancakes look incredible. Yum

  54. Oh, I know my family will LOVE this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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