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Spicy sprout and potato cakes recipe

Spicy sprout and potato cakes recipe

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Not just for Christmas Day, try Brussels sprouts in these spicy sprout and potato cakes for a festive canapé. Mix shredded sprouts with smooth mash and flavour with garlic, chilli, ginger and spices for crispy, Indian-inspired Christmas party food. See method

  • Makes 20
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 57 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 450g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2cm ginger, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 180g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 6 tbsp mango chutney
  • 1 tbsp nigella seeds
  • 5 tbsp free-from yogurt
  • 2 tsp mint sauce

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    2g 2%
  • Saturates

    0g 1%
  • Sugars

    3g 4%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.7g Protein 1.2g Fibre 1.2g


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan of salted water for 15 mins until tender. Drain, return to the pan and mash until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, add half the oil to a large pan and cook the onion for 10 mins until soft. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli and spices and fry for 2 mins. Add the Brussels sprouts and fry for 3-4 mins.
  3. Transfer the spiced vegetable mix to the mashed potato pan, season and mix together until well combined.
  4. Take a heaped tablespoon of the mix and shape into mini potato cakes. You should have around 20.
  5. Place the cornflour on a plate, dip each potato cake in to coat and shake off any excess.
  6. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry the potato cakes for 2-3 mins until crisp and golden on both sides.
  7. Mix together the mango chutney and nigella seeds in a small bowl. Swirl together the free-from yogurt and mint sauce in a separate bowl. Serve the spicy potato cakes on a large serving platter with the dips.

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