Monday 21 January 2013

Spicy sweet potato "placki"

Sometimes it takes a cold, dark month and a party full of people you've never met before to make you realize what a good place you're at in your life
My peace of mind hasn't come easily, and I'm trying not to grasp onto it, because I want to be the one who "kisses the joy as it flies", yet for some unexplainable reason I feel very excited about the future
"Placki" are a rustic, Polish dish usually made out of normal potatoes, but on my randomly happy wave I decided to jazz them up a bit, by making them out of sweet potatoes and adding chilli and paprika into the mix

2 large sweet potatoes, grated to mush
1/2 a red onion, also grated to mush
1 red chilli, chopped as finely as you can get it
1 teaspoon paprika
1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
1 egg
Salt and pepper
Light olive oil for frying
Greek yoghurt to serve

Combine all the ingredients apart from the oil and yoghurt. Blend well. Heat plenty of olive oil in a large frying pan. Once it's really hot spoon on a tablespoon of the mixture and flatten down into a more-or-less round shape (or it could be a heart if you're feeling clever). Turn the heat down, cover and fry for about 7min. Turn over and fry the other side for about a little less time - maybe 5min or so. If you are having problems with the "placki" sticking together, simply add more flour. Remove from heat: eat with Greek yoghurt, more paprika and more seasoning if so inclined


  1. Interesting recipe, must try it one day! :)
    I featured link to this post on Bigos website, hope you don't mind.

  2. Thank you! I've only just seen this comment, while doing some hoursekeeping :)