Spinach and Chive Mashed Potato Pancakes

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Arikka is amazing with vegan food and shes’s always mentioned these mashed potato pancakes she makes when shes’s running low on food in the house.  I was in the same situation this week and had a massive craving for carbs.  These pancakes were so awesome.  It’s one of those lunches that I start thinking about before I even get to work in the morning.

8-10 boiled Yukon Gold potatoes (about 4 cups cubed)

2 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped

1 cup onions, sliced

1 cup chives, chopped

1/3 cup coconut milk

2 tbsp whole wheat flour, plus some for coating

5 cloves garlic, minced

3-4 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

  • In a frying pan over medium heat, cook onions in 1 tbsp oil and stir frequently for 7-8 minutes or until translucent
  • Mash the potatoes with the coconut milk, flour, garlic, salt and pepper, then stir until creamy
  • Then stir in spinach, onions and chives and mix again
  • In another frying pan, heat the remaining oil over medium heat
  • Mold the potato mixture into pancakes and dust both sides with flour
  • Put into oil once it’s crackling
  • Cook on both sides, for about 5 minutes each or until browned and crispy

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