Fried Cabbage & Bacon Cakes

they are softer than standard potato cakes so be careful handling

they are softer than standard potato cakes so be careful handling

Yes, I know St Patrick’s Day was on Monday but I firmly believe that eating potato, cabbage and bacon should not be limited to just one day a year.

Also, it’s never too early to plan for St Patrick’s Day 2015.

This is a paleo version of the traditional potato cakes, which basically means I’ve swopped out the white potato for its more nutritious cousin, the orange-fleshed sweet potato.

rich in beta carotene!

rich in beta carotene!

Other than that, proceed as normal.

Stir together with cabbage and bacon, fry in the bacon fat and voila! Everyone’s a winner.

hubs usually can't stand sweet potato but cleared his plate with these.When I asked why, he said: "because bacon."

hubs usually can’t stand sweet potato but cleared his plate with these.When I asked why, he said: “because bacon.”

Except Dog. Who looks balefully up at you as you consume terrifying amounts of fried bacon cakes and vows never to wag his tail for you again.

Fried Cabbage & Bacon Cakes (makes 5)

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 6 slices/rashers bacon
  • 1 cup chopped green cabbage leaves
  • 2 spring/green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  1. Boil the sweet potato for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain, season well, mash thoroughly and set aside to cool.
  2. Fry the bacon in a large frying pan. Once brown, scoop out (turn off the heat but leave the fat in the pan) and chop into small pieces. Set aside.
  3. Steam or boil the cabbage for 5 minutes until tender.
  4. Stir together the mash potato, onions, garlic, bacon bits and cabbage. Leave the mixture in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Remove and form into small patties. Fry in the bacon fat until they brown on both sides and serve immediately. NB: these are more fragile than ordinary potato cakes because of the lack of flour or breadcrumbs. Be gentle when flipping them and don’t expect them to crisp up.

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