Hi love. Pop this in the frugal recipe thread please, as well as giving it to Miss Silverton? And for god's sake, put some of your own recipes in!
1 tin corned beef.
Half cup dried onion.
Kilo of potato flakes.
Cup of polenta.
Teaspoon of ground coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, and half a chili.
One egg. Two if you are feeling generous.
Small amount of flour
Good oil - olive oil is preferred, but Popeye might complain at that.
Mix the polenta, potato flakes and dried onion. Add water, as per instructions, but you basically want a thick paste texture. If you can leave the spoon in the mix and it is still standing two minutes later, you got it about right. Dice the corned beef finely and stir in along with the spices. It should be meatball texture before you add the eggs. Easier to mix the eggs separately then add them, so you don't have to constantly stir a huge bowl of things.
By now, the texture should be really thick and almost dry feeling. Form into patties, dust lightly with flour and fry in the oil, 2 minutes per side. They will puff up as you fry them, so expect that. Sometimes you'll get one with a bit too much egg and it expands like mad.
I like them with whatever salad we can find, or with roasted peppers. Feeds 10 comfortably.
The reason all ingredients are dehydrated is that is what we have here. Fresh is obviously better, but the texture is the key.