Potato, Chic Pea, Onion, Curry Fritter Salad Topping? PP!
Today was one of those days. Mother Hubbard's cupboard was getting low and lunch time was upon me. Thankfully I had leftover take out salad from yesterday, minus the shrimp and grilled chicken that came with it (yes, protein is my first priority in any salad), our weekly treat day! And my pantry and a fridge leftover to work with. As I have mentioned before, another favorite I always have in the back of my mind is a fritter, burger or patty. Any of those 3 to me can bring a dish to another level as they say. Today, my leftover was diced precooked potatoes I keep on hand for home fries and a can of chic peas. You guessed it, a curried chic pea, potato and onion fritter to top my salad with.....
This is what I did today:
(Please note this is a small version, most of you would probably double for your family, however I will be the only one eating them here, so small amounts were used)
1/2 cup chic peas, rinsed in cold water and drained well, mashed lightly leaving some bigger pieces
1/2 cup diced precooked potatoes, lightly mashed leaving some bigger pieces, (just don't make a fine mashed potato here)
For spices I used, Herbes de Provence, garlic powder, curry powder, black pepper and dried minced toasted onion, however, sometimes I use fresh finely diced onion, all spices to taste in amount of choice
1 TBSP of bread crumbs of choice
Mix together and if possible, I always say refrigerate for 30 minutes in all fritters or burgers
Form into fritters( I made 4 small) and fry in way of choice about 3 minutes per side, until cooked through (I used coconut oil this time)
I let cool a little until lukewarm and served on my salad, of course, you could chop up, use right out of the pan or cool completely, or as a last resort just serve on the side, as always up to you!!
Along with soups or stews, stir fries, hash, chili or a casserole, next time you have a couple small leftovers think fritters versus tossing them, your budget will thank you!!
Now you are wondering what the PP means. A friend of mine was looking for recipes with potassium items. Potatoes and beans (chic peas) are great for potassium and chic peas are also a protein. This is a recipe that is good for you in more ways than one......
Be safe, Happy cooking!!