Wombok and Potato Patties


Makes ~ 16 patties

  • 450g white potato
  • 200g wombok cabbage, shredded
  • 120g ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
  • salt to taste 
  • ~1/2 cup plain gluten free flour for coating
  • rice bran oil, for frying (~1cm deep in a pan)



  • Peel the potatoes, add some salt and steam until tender
  • Drain and put them aside in a bowl and mash them
  • Steam the wombok cabbage for about 6 minutes
  • Drain and press out a lot of the water from the cabbage
  • Add the ricotta, beaten egg and parsley to the potatoes and mash until smooth
  • Fold in the  pressed wombok
  • Add salt to taste
  • Rub your clean hands in some gluten free flour before forming the mixture into about 16 patties.
  • Pat both sides of each patty in the flour
  • Place them on a plate to chill for 1 hour to firm them up a little before frying
  • Heat 1 cm of oil in a fry pan until it is simmering hot
  • Carefully add the patties and fry each side in batches until golden
  • Drain on paper towel when removed from the frying pan; they will be delicate

Serving suggestions:

  • Eat hot, as the potato component of an evening meal
  • Store for use on wraps or rice paper rolls
  • Add to lentils, quinoa and vegetables of your choice for a poke bowl style lunch
  • Squash on to rice cakes for a lunch snack
  • Eat inside a lettuce cup with butterbeans, green beans and mung bean sprouts
  • Eat with eggs for breakfast
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