Alexandra Smith, who will represent Aberdeen at a national cooking competition, gives us her recipe for Pea and potato bites with pea and mint dip

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  • 2-4
  • Easy
I wanted to make a quick and tasty snack that all the family would enjoy. I love the combination of peas, mint and potatoes which make me think of spring-time so I invented my pea and potato bites with a pea and mint dip.

Ingredients

  • For the crunchy peas & potato bites
  • 1 x handful of frozen peas
  • 1 x large potato
  • 1 x knob of butter
  • 1 x sprinkling of garlic soap
  • 50g x pine nuts
  • 1 x slice of brown bread
  • 50 ml x sunflower oil
  • For pea and mint dip
  • 1 x handful of frozen peas
  • 1 x tbsp of mayo
  • 1 x tbsp of Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 x tsp of mint sauce
  • 1 x sprinkling of garlic salt

Method

Preheat the oven to 250 Fan

For the crunchy pea & potato bites

1. Take the frozen peas and put them in a microwavable dish the place them in the microwave for 3 minutes

2. Wrap the large potato in cling film and microwave for 6 minutes

3. Put the peas in the food processor and blend to a puree. Place your peas in a dish with a knob of butter. Peel your potato and place in the bowl with the peas

4. Add a sprinkling of garlic salt and mash together with a potato masher (do not use a food processor) until it reaches the desired consistency.

5. Mix the bread and pine nuts in the food processor and blend.

6. Form the pea and potato mix into marble sized bites. Dip them in oil and roll in the crunch pine nut mix.

7. Place in the oven on a greased baking tray or use a greaseproof baking tray. Cook for 15-20 minutes.

For the pea and mint dip

1. Cook the peas for 3 minutes

2. Put peas in the food processor, with mayo, yoghurt, mint sauce and garlic salt. Blend until the mixture is a puree

3. Place into the fridge and chill until needed- or serve straight away with the crunchy pea and potato bites.

Alexandra cooking her recipe. Picture: contributed

Alexandra cooking her recipe. Picture: contributed

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