In this post I will show you how to prepare delicious and creamy potato patties with couscous and carrots. Since I don’t add egg in this recipe, it’s even vegan.
Did you know that I’m a huge fan of mashed potatoes? I love this creamy and floury consistency best refined with a good amount of salt, butter and a little nutmeg. Since I am currently trying to avoid animal products, the butter for my beloved mashed potatoes is of course not used! Instead I created a new variant with a little more crunch. The result was these delicious potato patties with carrots.
For this recipe you need mashed potatoes as already described. Ideally, you can prepare the potato patties from the potato leftovers from the previous day by simply mashing them, mixing them with couscous and folding in a boiled carrot. With a few spices and breadcrumbs you can conjure up these crispy potato patties that keep their soft mashed potato core inside.
If you like my vegan potato patties, you might like mine too Potato cakes with spinach and parmesan .
Nutritional information per thaler:
Calories: 200 – Protein: 5g – Fat: 5g – Carbs: 34g
Potato patties with carrots
- 400g potatoes (ideally floury)
- 100g couscous
- 200g flour
- 3-4 carrots
- fresh parsley
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp paprika
- optional cumin
- salt, pepper
- breadcrumbs for breading
- vegetable oil for frying.
- Step 1 Boil the potatoes together with the carrots until soft, mash them and let them cool down. Meanwhile, pour boiling water over the couscous and allow to swell until the water is completely absorbed
- Step 2 When everything has cooled down well, mix the mashed potatoes with couscous and flour and knead into a malleable mass
- Step 3 Season the mass with sufficient salt, pepper, paprika powder, freshly chopped parsley and nutmeg. Tip: Salt is particularly important here and should not be used too sparingly
- Step 4 then form 10 pale-sized taler from the mass. Tip: If the mixture is still too sticky, add more flour. It can also help to moisten your hands with water beforehand and then shape the taler
- Step 5 Turn the taler in breadcrumbs and then fry in a pan with hot vegetable oil until golden brown.