Irish Potato Cakes with Apple Cranberry Sauce

Irish Potato Cakes with Apple Cranberry Sauce

Makes 18 small cakes

Crisp on the edges with a soft interior, these golden cakes have a rustic flavor and texture. Serve alongside roasted meats. If you have leftover apple cranberry sauce, stir it into plain yogurt or spoon on top of fruit.

  • Potato Cakes
  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes, scrubbed, peels left on
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing cakes
  • Applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds apples, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound cranberries, frozen or fresh
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
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Cut potatoes into 2-inch chunks. Transfer to a large Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork. Drain well in colander. Return potatoes to pot and add salt, butter, garlic and onion. Mash ingredients together with a potato masher or pastry blender until chunky.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spoon potato mixture onto parchment and smooth into rounds about 1/2 inch thick. Brush with melted butter and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until brown and crisp on edges.

Meanwhile, make applesauce. In a large heavy-bottomed pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Stir in apples and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, until soft and brown on edges. Stir in cranberries and wine or water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 10 minutes, until almost all liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat, let cool slightly and transfer sauce to a blender. Add lemon zest, juice and honey. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding honey if desired.

Serve hot potato cakes with a dollop of sauce.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: About 1 potato cake and dollop of sauce, 160 calories (40 from fat), 4.5g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 15g sugar), 2g protein
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