Curried Spinach-Potato Patties

Curried Spinach-Potato Patties
Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 
Indian
Serves: 
4

Mashed potatoes mixed with seasoned and sauteed spinach and onions, then pressed into patties and chilled. Cook to order, served over cucumbers and carrots with fruit chutney.

Ingredients

3-5 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped
2 tsp. minced ginger
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. turmeric
1⁄4 tsp. ground coriander
Ground red pepper, to taste
12 oz. spinach, blanched and chopped
3 lb. potatoes, cooked, peeled, and mashed
2 eggs, beaten
Sliced cucumbers and shredded carrots
Fruit chutney
 

Steps

1. In large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. oil. Add onions; sauté 2 min. Stir in ginger, cumin, turmeric, coriander, and red pepper. Sauté 4-5 min. longer until onions are soft.

2. Stir spinach into onion mixture; cook 1 min. until wilted. Scrape contents of skillet
into a bowl.

3. Add potatoes to spinach mixture in bowl and blend well. Mix in eggs until well blended. Form mixture into patties about 1⁄2-in. thick. Chill until ready to cook.

4. Per order, heat 1 tbsp. oil in skillet. Fry 2-3 patties at a time until golden on both sides. Serve over cucumbers and carrots, accompanied by chutney.
 

More From FoodService Director

Menu Development
sweet pea ravioli

On any given night at the Wake Robin senior living facility in Shelburne, Vt., residents may find spring sweet pea and mascarpone ravioli with white wine cream sauce or acorn squash stuffed with quinoa and cranberries on the menu. These dishes, along with a new sweet-potato burger topped with cilantro aioli, aren’t just delicious, says Director of Dining Services Kathy King. They’re also completely vegetarian.

The popularity of Meatless Mondays and the growing number of people who call themselves “flexitarians” have impacted menu development in every noncommercial sector. Although...

Managing Your Business
umass amherst food

Restaurateurs in Amherst, Mass., aren’t happy with UMass Dining .

Registered dietitian Dianne Sutherland told local NBC affiliate WWLP News in May that the high quality of food served on campus means students aren’t visiting neighborhood eateries as frequently as those businesses might like.

“Even our vendors who we work with, they get complaints from the restaurants that students are staying on campus,” she said. “They are already paying for the food; why should they [go] off campus to eat?” More than 19,000 Amherst students are on a meal plan—6,000 of whom live off campus...

Ideas and Innovation
lettuce eat dining

Forced to battle crumbling infrastructure and a constant churn of trends, sometimes the best way to save a foodservice operation is to change it entirely. As Steve Mangan, director of dining at the University of Michigan, puts it, “At some point when your building starts to fail, the cost of maintenance stands out.” But for operators with limited budgets, the challenge is discerning the right time to do so—and how far to take it.

At Jefferson High School, change came because little worked anymore. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, school’s cafeteria hadn’t been updated since 1957; students...

Managing Your Business
farmer produce

The seeds of farm-to-table 2.0 have officially blown into noncommercial foodservice. Since the movement has caught the attention of the segment during the past decade, operators have broadened agricultural collaborations outside of just supply. As a result, a new strain of the movement has been created that treats farms as allies in events, training and innovative growing systems.

The 500-bed Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J., didn’t start out sourcing produce from local farms; instead, it administered its own growing programs, including an on-site garden and honeybee apiary...

FSD Resources