Parsnip latkes with smoked haddock & poached egg

Parsnip latkes with smoked haddock & poached egg

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins

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Serves 2

Looking to use up a glut of parsnips? We’ve swapped classic potato for root veg in these golden brown brunch latkes, with a poached egg and smoked fish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal540
  • fat21g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre13g
  • protein38g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 2 large parsnips (about 450g), peeled



    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise – it looks…

  • 2 tbsp self-raising flour
  • small pack dill, snipped, plus a few fronds to serve
  • 4 very fresh eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 300ml full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1 undyed smoked haddock fillet, skin-on (200g)
  • 1-2 tbsp hot horseradish sauce
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • 1 lemon, zested and cut into wedges



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 80g spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • oil, for frying


  1. Grate the parsnips into a bowl and add the flour and dill. Beat 2 of the eggs and add them to the bowl. Season and set aside.

  2. Heat oven to its lowest setting. Pour the milk into a saucepan and add the haddock, skin-side up. Cover, bring slowly to the boil, then turn off the heat and poach for 5 mins. Discard the milk and haddock skin. Put the fish in a bowl and mix in the horseradish and lemon zest – as you stir, the fish will flake. Put the spinach in a casserole dish, then push to one side, pour over 3 tbsp boiling water and season. Put the haddock in the other side, cover with foil and put in the oven to keep warm.

  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add three large mounds of the parsnip mixture, flatten with the back of a fish slice and fry for 3-4 mins on each side until golden. Transfer to a baking tray lined with kitchen paper and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

  4. Bring a large pan of water to a simmer, crack in the eggs and poach for 2-3 mins, then drain on kitchen paper. Divide the latkes between plates, spoon over the fish and spinach and top with an egg. Season and serve with dill fronds and lemon wedges.

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30th Jan, 2017
The recipe took some time to fathom out, needs rewriting in my opinion. I used a food processor to speed up the grating process & fried the latkes in coconut oil. I used cooked kale with milled black pepper,alternative to spinach. Found this recipe very tasty, would recommend it. Three stars because of the method.
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