Sweet potato, cauliflower, cheddar cheese, almond milk, salt, pepper, egg
Based on the recipe found here
The photo of this dish shows two perfectly browned, relatively round, fine-looking potato pancakes. It does not show the floods of tears it took to get there. So far, I’ve been extremely successful in the kitchen. There have of course been a few bumps in the cooking road but no major disasters. This recipe, however, was kind of a disaster each step of the way.
First, I don’t have a food processor so I tried to mash the cauliflower and sweet potato with a potato masher (not strong enough) and then an electric hand mixer (led to hunks of veggies flying all over my kitchen). Finally, an immersion blender did the trick and made a pretty smooth mixture. Then, I made the cakes too big and round and I couldn’t get the flipper under them, so I ended up smushing them into the side of the griddle/each other while attempting to flip them. The most frustrating part of the entire ordeal was that they ended up tasting freaking good so that part was a success but making them was pretty much a big fat fail. The fact that I absolutely HATE failing at things, coupled with the fact that my bf was trying to relax after work but he ended up doing basically everything for this dish because I couldn’t, made me feel soooo bad. Props to my sleepy/hungry/alarmed boyfriend for pulling this dinner together.
All this aside, if you have the patience, totally make these. They were delicious and pretty healthy! Hopefully better reports for tomorrow’s post.