Syns Alert! I am sorry this is not a Slimming World friendly recipe – you may want to attempt without flour.
After have a light evening meal yesterday after a very long day, this morning I craved some indulgence and wanted some savoury stodge so experimented with my own potato cakes without anybody else’s recipe insight. If you have a lot of fresh herbs in, like chives, then this would go perfect, but unfortunately I only have dried in at present and don’t think it would have gone well.
Here is my quick morning potato cakes – it makes a lot and I ate a stack of them working out at under 500 calories for it all (which admittedly is 5 times more than my normal porridge with water & sweetener). However, one my argue I don’t eat enough in the day as usually just stick to fat free porridge then a fat free lunch.
Also, although I said previously I am trying to cut out processed meat, unfortunately we have some still in the fridge that need using up to prevent waste, hence this is added to my creation. I have however, logged it on to myfitnesspal to control today’s calories.
The ingredients I used
– 4 tbsp plain flour (32g)
– 1 large egg
– 1 lean rasher of bacon, chopped – all fat removed
– 1 large diced pink onion
– 1 potato – sliced and skin left on
– 1 tbsp water
– 30g grated 50% fat mature cheese (mine was from tesco)
– 1 tsp groundnut oil
– pinch chilli flakes
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1. Saute the onions and lean bacon until softened and bacon cooked through
2. Boil the sliced potatoes for approx 10 minutes until tender
3. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, making a well and crack in the egg and water. Mix in the centre, incorporating little bits of flour at a time until all mixed together. Now add seasoning.
4. Mix in the onion, bacon, chilli, cooked potato and add 20g of grated cheese – then mash.
5. Pour 1 tsp of groundnut oil in the pan and place dollops of the cake mixture and flatten into patties – they should take a few minutes per side.
6. Stack on plates and grate with 10g of cheese, season again and serve with a low syn sauce of your choice (I used Healthy Boy Sweet Chilli Sauce from Tesco’s – or perhaps serve with beans.