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Recipe: Deliciously Ella's Spiced Potato Cakes with Garlicky Tomato Sauce

This super simple recipe is nut-free, vegan, gluten-free making it the perfect weeknight dinner or app for everyone around your table.

These Spicy Potato Cakes, from Deliciously Ella's new cookbook Natural Feasts are nut-free, vegan, gluten-free and, of course, incredibly delicious. She stopped by The Goods to show us how to make this flavourful recipe that the whole family will love.

Spiced Potato Cakes with Garlicky Tomato Sauce

By Ella Mills

These make an excellent weekday dinner. They’re easy to make and so comforting after a long day at work, especially when covered in piping hot garlicky tomato sauce and served on a bed of green beans that echo their flavours. The potato cakes have so much flavour themselves, with their warming mix of spices and lemon, which adds a lovely freshness. Freeze any leftover cakes.


For the Potato Cakes:

  • 1 ⅔ lbs potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, plus more to drizzle
  • 1 fresh red chile, seeded and finely chopped, plus more to serve
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped, plus more to serve
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 lb 10 oz cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper


Peel the potatoes, quarter them, then place them in a saucepan of water with a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until cooked. Drain and let cool.

Meanwhile, heat the 3 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan, add the chili and garlic and cook for a minute or so. Add the dry spices, sizzle for 30 seconds, then remove from the heat. Preheat the oven to 400F.

Once the potatoes have cooled, add the chili/ spice oil, the cilantro and lemon juice. Mix until smooth, then shape into 8 patties. Place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway, until they are golden brown.

Servings: Makes 8 potato cakes/ Serves 4


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