Meat Free Monday – Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel In Lettuce Wraps and Red Cabbage ‘slaw

This recipe is winging it a bit, I have been craving Falafel and whilstbthey are gluten Free, they are not low carb, so I thought I would make some patties with Sweet Potato, herbs, spices and spring onion bound with some almond flour.

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Sweet Potato is approx 13g net carb per, so 300g of Sweet Potato is about 30g of carbs but makes 9 patties once bulked out with the other no carb items, so around the 4g per Pattie mark – I almost sounded like I know what I’m talking about – it’s all Google 🤗

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I popped a large sweet potato into the microwave and cooked it in high for 8 minutes, leave till cool enough to safely handle.

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The sweet potato flesh is mixed with a teaspoon each of cumin and coriander and as much Chilli as your taste buds like.

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Add a bunch of chopped fresh coriander,

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a bunch of finely sliced spring onions, a whole egg and seasoning.

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Get your hands in there and ensure it’s all mixed well, shape into patties, or cheat and use a machine like I did 🙃

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Pop approx 25g of ground almonds onto a plate, and lightly coat the patties – pop into the fridge to firm till ready.

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I gently pan fry these little beauties in a little Veg oil, they are fragile, so leave to form a crust before carefully flipping over.

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To go with these Spicy patties I am making a Red Cabbage coleslaw with very finely sliced red cabbage, a very little grated carrot, and very finely sliced red onion.

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Into a small jar add a good glug of red wine vinegar, a blog of honey, a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard and a good glug of olive oil – put the lid on shake well, season to taste

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Mine are wrapped in Lettuce leaves with coleslaw and Greek Yoghurt dip on the side.

Hubby will have his in a fresh bread roll, wedges with coleslaw and a Greek Yoghurt dip.

 

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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