Wild & Cleansing Sweet Potato, Seaweed & Coriander Fritters

| 4 March 2014

So we’ve just had a pancake day. How many of you felt (not so) remotely bad about shoving pancake after pancake after pancake into your mouths? Maybe you didn’t:) Either way – it needn’t be so.

With the variety of ingredients available to us lucky modern peeps: gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, you-name-it-free, the only excuse for not creating something that makes YOU (and only YOU) light up is a lack of imagination. Or time. Ok, sometimes both.

We care a lot about using ingredients that are super-good for you. Be it in pancakes or in your supercharged morning smoothies.

To celebrate and encourage a simple ‘uplift’ of everyday food we are sharing a quick and simple fritter recipe (yes, it can still be called a pancake:).

It takes so little effort to add something a bit more nutrient-rich, wild or cleansing to the food that you are already used to and the long-term effects are so worth it. You will feel better, lighter, clearer, leaner, happier, and more empowered. More authentic. More wild.

And why not?

(below we have a bit more information about the medicinal properties of nutrient-rich and wild ingredients used in this recipe)

Here’s the super-duper wild and simple, every-day fritter recipe:

(serves 2-4)

For fritters:

3 small-medium sweet potatoes

1/2 courgette

3 biodynamic free-range eggs (or the equivalent egg replacement)

3 tablespoons of gluten-free oat four or quinoa flower

1 onion, finely chopped

30g of roughly chopped coriander

15g of hijiki seaweed, pre-soaked (available online, health food stores, China town, etc.)

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

pinch of cayenne pepper

pinch of salt

a squeeze of half a lime

For Coconut Aioli :

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

3-4 tablespoons of natural Coyo coconut yoghurt (available in most health shops, Planet Organic, Wholefoods, etc.)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

a squeeze of a quarter of a lime

30g of finely chopped coriander

pinch of salt

freshly cracked black pepper

Method:

Grate sweet potato and courgette by hand or in a food processor. Add all the ingredients to one large bowl and mix well.

Preheat a pan with 2-3 tablespoons of oil of your choice (we like coconut oil or sunflower oil for cooking) to medium heat. Form the pancakes in your pan, close the lid of the pan for a few minutes then flip the fritters carefully and pan-fry till golden on both sides.

To make the aioli simply mix all the ingredients above in a small bowl by hand or use a food processor or a blender for a smoother texture. Voila.

Serve hot with extra coriander, plenty of aioli, freshly ground black pepper, and plenty of napkins.

A bit more about the medicinal qualities of the ingredients used:

Coriander is one of the best, most affordable herbs out there to cleanse heavy metals out of our systems. It is a very good idea to consume regularly in juices, salads, and other foods, especially when living in large, polluted cities. Coriander is also anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory – basically an antidote to all the common modern foods like heavily processed wheat, dairy, and sugar.

Seaweed is first of all intrinsically a wild food, therefore mineral-rich and least affected by things like soil-depletion, chemical sprays, and agriculture. It is rich in trace minerals and polysaccharides (healthy naturally occurring sugars). Also, a great source of chlorophyll and iron. Make sure you look where your seaweed comes from. We like seaweed from the west coast of England, France, Ireland, South Korea, or Malaysia.

Did you like this recipe? If so, share it with your friends and family. And do do do let us know in the comments below what are your favorite ingredients to ‘pimp’ your everyday food.

Celebration & Appreciation,

Aiste, Joel & The Wild Team xoxo