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    Savoury swede cakes

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 25 minutes
    • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

    Serves: 4 as a starter


    800g swede, in 1.5cm chunks

    1 tbsp olive oil, plus about 100ml for frying

    1 onion, finely chopped

    2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

    2 tsp ground cumin

    1½ tsp ground coriander

    ½ tsp ground ginger

    handful coriander leaves

    1 egg, beaten

    75g breadcrumbs


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Roast the swede with ½ tbsp oil for 25-30 minutes, until tender. Meanwhile, fry the onion in the remaining ½ tbsp oil for 10 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and spices for 2 minutes.

    2. Mix the swede and onion; purée ½ in a food processor, then mix it all back together. Season and stir in most of the coriander. Divide into 8 cakes, each 1cm thick. Coat each in the egg, then the breadcrumbs.

    3. Fry the cakes in about 100ml oil over a medium heat for 2 minutes each side, until golden and piping hot. Drain on kitchen paper; serve with the reserved coriander, plus yogurt and lemon wedges, if liked.

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