I lost my voice but should be on the mend in a couple of days. I had planned on presenting these dishes on CBC Radio's Weekend Morning Show. The Wild Rice Flour is available at Gimli Fish and is a great, local product for Gluten-Free options.
The final photo of the purple potato latkes was not possible as they were inhaled before the camera was brought out.
Update: I featured these on yesterday's CBC Weekend Morning Show with host Terry MacLeod along with the Ginger Apple Sauce and Sliced grilled beef on Focaccia Crostini with Wasabi Sour Cream.
2 Granny Smith Apples, cored and diced
1 large knob of fresh ginger, grated
1 tbs sugar
splash of Mirin, Vermouth or apple juice
Cook all ingredients together in a small saucepan until soft, stirring regularly. When the apples are soft, mash or purée.
The Wasabi Sour Cream is also very simple to prepare.
Combine all ingredients, to taste. Use with shrimp, beef, vegetables, etc.
4-6 purple potatoes, grated
1 bunch green onions, roughly chopped
1 inch ginger, grated
1/2 cup Wild Rice Flour
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tbs sesame seeds
1 tbs salt (potatoes and the Wild Rice flour can dull the seasonings)
Mix all ingredients together and adjust seasonings as needed. Let mixture set for 30 minutes, so as to allow the Wild Rice Flour to absorb the moisture. In a hot pan, drizzle olive and sesame oil and fill pan with a 2 cm thickness of the potato mixture. Cook until crispy on one side on medium heat. Flip and cook until crisp and done. These can be prepared in advance.
Serve with sour cream, ginger Granny Smith apple sauce, soy or your favourite hot sauce. Can also be served with Chermoula.
Chermoula with Eggplant
3-5 large cloves garlic
¼ tsp cayenne
1 heaping tbs cumin
½ bunch parsley
1 whole bunch cilantro
juice of one lemon
2 tbs vinegar
1 generous tbs olive oil
salt, to taste
1 Eggplant, sliced, then grilled or sautéed. Important to note, eggplant takes time to cook. Do not undercook it or you may experience an unpleasant reaction, such as a burning on the tongue or an upset stomach.
Blend all of the first ingredients in a food processor and place in glass bowl. Set some chermoula aside for extra at the table. Place cooked eggplant slices back in a sauté pan and cook with the Chermoula. When cooked through, serve immediately.
Can also use Chermoula with sautéed carrots or marinate or in grilling fish.