Red Potato Cakes with Tomato and Wilted Spinach

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Red Potato Cakes with Tomato and Wilted Spinach

  • 1 pound new red potatoes, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 small yellow squash, diced
  • 3 tablespoons plain soy or rice milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Lightly mash the potatoes, leaving some large chunks. Add the zucchini, squash, milk and salt to the potatoes and stir to combine. Form the potato mixture into 6 balls, using about 1/2 cup of the mixture for each, then lightly flatten to form cakes.

Heat 4 tablespoons of the oil in a large griddle or skillet over medium heat. Add the potato cakes and fry on both sides until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

Warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a separate large saucepan. Add the spinach and saute until it has wilted down. Remove from the heat.

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You can either serve the tomato slices raw or roast them under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.

To assemble, lay out the tomatoes on serving plates. Top with the potato cakes, and then with the wilted spinach.

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