Smoky veg patties

Red pepper salsa & fried egg

Smoky veg patties

Smoky veg patties

Serves Serves 4
Time Cooks In25 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 402 20%
  • Fat 18.6g 27%
  • Saturates 6g 30%
  • Sugars 6.9g 8%
  • Salt 1.6g 27%
  • Protein 20.1g 40%
  • Carbs 41.8g 16%
  • Fibre 6.8g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 600 g Maris Piper potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • red wine vinegar
  • 1 x 400 g tin of cannellini beans
  • 60 g Cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 x 80 g bag of watercress, spinach & rocket
  • extra virgin olive oil
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  1. Trim the tough end off 1 head of broccoli (375g). Finely chop the remaining stalk, then break the florets apart. Trim and finely slice ½ a bunch of spring onions.
  2. Peel and chop 600g of potatoes into 3cm chunks, then cook in a pan of boiling salted water for 12 minutes, or until tender, adding the broccoli florets for the last 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large frying pan on medium heat, add the sliced spring onions and broccoli stalks and cook for 10 minutes, or until softened, then remove from the heat.
  4. Once cooked, drain the potatoes and broccoli and allow to steam dry, tip into the frying pan and leave to cool while you make the salsa.
  5. Deseed 1 red pepper and trim the remaining ½ a bunch of spring onions, then finely chop and place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
  6. Drain and add 1 x 400g tin of cannellini beans to the frying pan, grate in 60g of Cheddar cheese, season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle in ½ a teaspoon of smoked paprika. Mash and mix together well, then divide into 8 equal-sized balls and pat into flat rounds.
  7. Place the frying pan back on a medium-high heat, drizzle in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then add the patties and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden and crisp, then remove (and keep warm) while you fry 4 eggs to your liking.
  8. To serve, place two patties and a fried egg on each plate, then top each with a spoonful of salsa. Serve 1 x 80g bag of watercress, spinach & rocket on the side and toss with a little extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar, if you like.


If you've got any fresh soft herbs that need using, pick, finely chop and add them to the potato mixture at the same time as you add the cheese, or scatter a small handful into the salsa. Delicious!

Any chopped leafy greens would be delicious in place of the broccoli – think spinach, kale, cabbage or chard. Or a handful of defrosted frozen peas or broad beans would work brilliantly, too.