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    Sweet potato latkes with salt beef

    Latke is a type of potato pancake similar to a rosti, cooked until golden and crispy. They're a lovely contrast to tender ready-prepared salt beef and the freshness of quick pickled cucumber.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus pickling
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes, plus pickling

    Serves: 4


    440g pack Waitrose & Partners Slow Cooked Salt Beef with a Mustard Tartar Sauce
    2 large Waitrose & Partners Sweet Potatoes (from a twin pack), peeled
    1 cucumber, thinly sliced
    2 tbsp rice wine or white wine vinegar
    1 tsp white caster sugar
    2 pinches salt
    1 onion, finely chopped
    50g Cooks’ Ingredients Gram Flour
    2 medium British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
    3 tbsp hot creamed horseradish
    4 tsp sunflower oil


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Cook the beef according to pack instructions for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, coarsely grate the potatoes then squeeze between a few sheets of kitchen paper or a clean tea towel and set aside for a few minutes. Toss the cucumber with the vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt; set aside to pickle.

    2. In a large bowl, stir together the sweet potato, onion, gram flour, eggs and 2 tbsp horseradish. Season with the remaining pinch of salt and shape into 16 patties.

    3. Heat the oil in a wide non-stick pan. In batches, fry the latkes for 5 minutes, turning halfway, until golden and crisp. Keep warm in the oven. Add the remaining 1 tbsp horseradish to the tartar sauce from the sachet included in the salt beef pack. Slice the beef across the grain, then serve with the latkes, the drained pickled cucumber and the horseradish-spiked tartar sauce.

    Cook’s tip
    The latkes are also wonderful with smoked salmon instead of beef. Stir the horseradish through some crème fraîche and dollop it on top.

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    This recipe appeared within the March 2020 recipe card collection.
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