Happy St Patrick's Day! This is a vegan version of the traditional Irish dish "Boxties" that not only is really delicious but it is also very healthy and surprisingly filling. So if you are cutting down on meat, for example to lower your cholesterol, this is a very tasty alternative. Wild garlic is in flower during the Spring and easy to find by its pungent garlic smell, so this also includes a healthy walk to find some!
Ingredients for the boxties
4 big potatoes
1 teaspoon turmeric
3 tablespoons chickpea flour
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
4 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch black pepper
4 tablespoons avocado oil
Ingredients for the sauce
1 handful of wild garlic (or spring onions for the lazy!)
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon tamari sauce
First chop 2 potatoes and steam them until cooked.
Secondly, chop the onions and cook them in a frying pan for 2 minutes in 1 tablespoon of avocado oil.
Once cooked, add the steamed potatoes, chickpea flour, turmeric, smoked paprika and the black pepper.
Now grate the other 2 potatoes on the top of the already steamed ones and mix them all together with the spices until it becomes more or less like a dough.
Heat up about 3 tablespoons of avocado oil in a frying pan.
Take one tablespoon of the potatoes and roll the mixture out on a flat plate. This is where you sprinkle as many sesame seeds on as you desire and then you're ready to fry it over a medium heat.
Fry for no more than 5 minutes on each side.
While the boxties are cooking you need to prepare the wild garlic sauce.
Making the Wild Garlic Sauce
Simply blend the wild garlic, tamari sauce and nutritional yeast in a food processor until nice and creamy and you are ready to pour it on your fresh delicious potato boxties!