Thursday, June 14, 2012

what the salsify !

A great brunch or lunch dish, and perfect served alongside a few crisp rashers of bacon and a fried or poached egg. Makes six fritters 

300g salsify 

45g unsalted butter 

1 garlic clove, minced 

1 small red chilli, finely diced 

3 Tbsp finely chopped coriander 

1 egg, lightly beaten 

1 Tbsp flour 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

2 Tbsp olive oil 


Method

Peel and coarsely grate the salsify. Warm 20g of the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat and saute the salsify until softened. 

Transfer to a bowl and mix with the garlic, chilli, coriander, egg and flour. Season generously, then form into six fritters. 

Warm the remaining butter and the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, and cook the fritters until golden, about four minutes a side.