Taking a break from anything too taxing in an effort to help me get a decent night’s rest (help with my problem here), what better way to unwind than to get back to slaving away at the cooker!
This is a baby led weaning basic, a staple, nutritious, hand handy meal for infants, toddlers and grown ups too! The shape is great for little hands, and the texture is perfect even for beginner BLWers.
You can easily customise them, I had some chives growing in the garden, but spring onion, or dried herbs would work just as well. I also chuck in a handful of peas because they are a great iron source and my guy loves a pea, but sweetcorn for extra fibre would work also.
Did you know that most of the goodness and fibre of a potato is in the skin, so a good scrub and bake so you can use the whole of the potato also adds an extra nutritious boost to these crispy golden batons.
1 large baking potato or 2 medium mashing potatoes
Large handful of frozen peas or sweetcorn
1/2 can of tuna drained and flaked
Fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives or spring/salad onions
Pre heat oven to 170C/340F
I used a left over large jacket baked potato, scoop the flesh out and mash. Alternatively, boiled and mashed potato works just as well.
Add tuna, spring onions or chives, peas/sweetcorn, pepper to season and mix thoroughly.
Lightly beat the egg and add to the mixture, combine well.
Prepare a baking tray with a sheet of non stick paper or lightly oil your tray.
Scoop heaped tablespoons of mixture onto the baking sheet at intervals.
Lightly flour hands and shape into a croquette or patty or anything you fancy, flouring hands each time.
Bake at 170C until golden, 15- 20 minutes, you may like to turn halfway through cooking to get an even colour.
Enjoy. And take a look at some of my other ideas.