Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes - These light and fluffy potato cakes are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they're also a super easy side dish, lunch or light light dinner! #vegan #mushypeas #potatocakes #veganmeal | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 09.11.2018

Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes

prep: 20 mins / cook: 2 hours 0 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 2 hours 20 mins / quantity: 6-8 potato cakes Print recipe?

Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes - These light and fluffy potato cakes are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they're also a super easy side dish, lunch or light light dinner! #vegan #mushypeas #potatocakes #veganmeal | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

These light and fluffy mushy pea parsnip and potato cakes are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they’re also a super easy side dish, lunch or light dinner!

Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes - These light and fluffy potato cakes are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they're also a super easy side dish, lunch or light light dinner! #vegan #mushypeas #potatocakes #veganmeal | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Though to be honest, it’s very rare that we have leftover anything in our house!  But these vegan and gluten free potato cakes are so easy to make even if you don’t have leftover veg!

Simply boil your Hodmedods Marrowfat Peas and veggies then whizz with some fresh herbs, seasonings and a bit of Hodmedods green pea flour to hold everything together.

I am also in the market for a new food processor.  Ours just can’t cope.  The bowl is too tiny and I find myself regularly having to blitz things in batches and frequently scrape the sides as the contents don’t move.  They just sit there, not getting chopped ?

Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes - These light and fluffy potato cakes are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they're also a super easy side dish, lunch or light light dinner! #vegan #mushypeas #potatocakes #veganmeal | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

If you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!

However, even with a good food processor you’re still looking for some lumps for texture!  But once you have your mixture blended, shape into cakes and sizzle away.  A little olive oil and a hot pan gives them a crispy jacket with soft, fluffy insides that’s just divine!

Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes - These light and fluffy potato cakes are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they're also a super easy side dish, lunch or light light dinner! #vegan #mushypeas #potatocakes #veganmeal | Recipe on thecookandhim.com
Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes - These light and fluffy potato cakes are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they're also a super easy side dish, lunch or light light dinner! #vegan #mushypeas #potatocakes #veganmeal | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

We’re hand on heart HUGE fans of Hodmedods as a company and for their products.  Their beans, peas, pulses, seeds and flours are so versatle and I’ve used them in everything from vegan and gluten free Lemon Meringue Pies to Chocolate Orange Granola and even Homemade Dog Treats!

This recipe makes 6-8 potato cakes, dependent on how generous you are with portion size!  We like BIG butts potato cakes and tend to have 3 each with just a side salad and some garlic field mushrooms for a healthy, hearty meal ?

Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes - These light and fluffy potato cakes are a great way to use up any leftover veg! With their crispy jackets they're also a super easy side dish, lunch or light light dinner! #vegan #mushypeas #potatocakes #veganmeal | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

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Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes

prep: 20 mins / cook: 2 hours 0 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 2 hours 20 mins / quantity: 6-8 potato cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (210g) Hodmedod’s Marrowfat Peas
  • 3 cups (640ml) vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 cups (500g) white potatoes – peeled and diced weight
  • 2 parsnips – peeled and roughly diced with the tough center core removed and discarded
  • 4 tlbps  Hodmedods Green Pea Flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tblsp chives – roughly chopped
  • 2 tblsp flat leaf parsley – leaves removed from stalks and stalks discarded
  • salt and pepper
  • drizzle of oil

 

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling the marrowfat peas - put into a medium pan with the veg stock and bicarbonate of soda and bubble gently, stirring occasionally for 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes. Taste after an hour - I like the peas to still have a little bite, cook yours for longer if you prefer mushier peas! Top up with a little extra water if they're starting to boil dry before being cooked to your liking. You're looking for mushy peas that are like a lumpy paste without too much liquid
  2. While the peas are cooking fill the kettle and bring to the boil. Put the potatoes and parsnips into a large saucepan with a pinch of salt and cover with the boiled water
  3. Cook the potatoes and parsnips for 15-20 minutes until soft but not falling apart. Drain well once cooked
  4. If you have a large enough food processor you can skip step 5 and put everything straight into the processor bowl with the blade attachment
  5. In a large bowl put the cooked peas, potatoes and parsnips along with the pea flour, garlic powder, cumin, chopped chives, parsley leaves and a good pinch of salt and pepper and give everything a good stir
  6. Spoon the mixture into a food processor - if your processor is quite small you'll probably need to do this in batches - and blitz until broken down. You don't want the mash completely pureed here, some lumps are fine!
  7. Once you're happy with the texture tip into a bowl then using damp hands (I just run them briefly under the tap) shape the mixture into 6-8 patties (or more if you want smaller ones!) and put them onto something flat (baking tray/chopping board) with a silicon mat or piece of parchment covering it
  8. Heat a large frying pan with a drizzle of oil then place the cakes in. Cook for 6-8 minutes over a medium heat then carefully flip and do the same on the other side
  9. Lift out of the pan and serve immediately

Notes

  • You can make this recipe up to a couple of stages - all the veg cooked and blitzed then store in the fridge till you're ready to shape
  • Or shape the patties and store in the fridge till you're ready to fry
  • You can also fry them then allow to cool before storing in the fridge and either having cold or reheat thoroughly by baking in the oven
Mushy Pea Parsnip and Potato Cakes

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2 Comments

  • Thermomix. Expensive but such a good tool. Powerful enough to grind beans, chick peas etc to flour and cooks as well.

    • Hi Mary Ann!

      Thank you so much for the suggestion – the Thermomix sounds great, we’ll definitely look into it! I didn’t know you could get ones that cook – now if we could find one that did the washing up too 🙂
      ~ Sam

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