What’s better than a plate of potato cakes? Some potato cakes sold in shops are naturally vegan, but most have palm oil or milk, and are sold in plastic packaging. So why not make your own instead? Keep fresh dough away from pets, as it can expand in the stomach. Potato cakes are basically shallow-fried potato cakes. Of course an American version is the hash brown, sold at many fast food restaurants, but these tend to be deep-fried. Potato cakes are also very popular in Ireland.
These easy vegan potato scones (Vegan on Board) are made with just four ingredients (potatoes, flour, salt and palm-oil-free vegan butter). Popular in Scotland as a breakfast or tea time snack, you can toast the leftovers, or freeze them if preferred. Potato scones in shops could be vegan or not, but some contain palm oil and there is plastic packaging. So why not have a go at making your own? These are ideal in a veggie fry-up, alongside baked beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, and some vegan sausages.
Vegan Latkes (Short Girl, Tall Order) is a Jewish version of potato cakes. Ideal for Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah or any holiday. For best results, use russet, Idaho or Yukon gold potatoes.
Vegan Sweet Potato Cakes (Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen) are made wtih salt, pepper and olive oil. They take 30 minutes to cook and it’s worth the wait. Also try Nadia’s Mushroom-Stuffed Potato Cakes, one of her blog’s most popular recipes.
Recipes for Vegan Hash Browns
Baked Vegan Hash Browns (Lazy Cat Kitchen) are good served with ketchup or vegan sour cream.