Jerusalem artichoke potato cakes with red onion jam

Serves: 4 | Preparation Time: 15 min

Ingredients 

Potato cakes

  • ½ kilo mashed potatoes
  • 8-10 small Jerusalem artichokes
  • 1 medium onion diced, fried without colour
  • 1 tbspn chopped fresh thyme
  • 3-4 tbspn hazelnut oil
  • 1 tbspn Dijon mustard
  • Fresh breadcrumbs
  • Fine polenta meal
  • Seasoning to taste

Chilli jam

  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet chili sauce

Rocket salad

  • 4 handfuls wild rocket
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbspn pear concentrate (available in health food stores & worth investing in) If not, peel and mince 1/4 pear and use instead.

Instructions 

Potato cakes
Combine all ingredients except polenta. Slowly work breadcrumbs into mixture to form about 8 cakes.
 
Roll cakes in polenta. Gently pan fry or deep fry till crisp.
 
Chili jam
Slowly fry onion in oil until caramelised, about 10 minutes. Add chili sauce. Place on a chopping board and roughly chop the mix to create a slightly chunky jam.
 
Rocket salad
Place balsamic in saucepan and simmer till reduced by half. Stir in pear concentrate (minced pear).
Toss through rocket leaves.
 
To serve
Place the rocket on the plate and top with the artichoke and potato cakes. Drizzle with the chili jam.