Sweet potato cakes

(29 ratings)
Sweet potato cakes
Sweet potato cakes
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Vegetarians needn’t miss out on the comforting burger with these sweet and spicy potato cakes. Delicious served with a crispy green salad and a dollop of fruit chutney, children will love making these too. Quick to make and packed full of flavour, they can be made in advance and kept covered in the fridge


  • 1kg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2tsp soy sauce
  • 100g plain flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3tbsp spring onions, sliced
  • ½ fresh chilli, chopped
  • Knob of butter

Add a healthy twist to the traditional burger by serving it with spinach leaves and natural yoghurt


  1. Boil the sweet potatoes until cooked (about 15 minutes). Drain, and leave to dry.
  2. Place the sweet potato chunks, soy sauce, flour, spring onions, chilli in a mixing bowl. Season, and mix together with your hands until smooth.
  3. Melt a knob of butter in a large frying pan. Use a table spoon to scoop out some of the sweet potato mix and place in the frying pan, flattening with the back of the spoon to create a burger shape.
  4. Fry on a medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side, until cooked.

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Curious Emily

I think you'll find one does use a knob with a K, not a nob.

Mark Houlsby

Great recipe. One uses a nob of butter, not a knob.


These were simple and tasty. I didn't shape them beforehand - just dropped tablespoon-fuls into the hot frying pan, as the recipe suggests. Cracking.

Rose Kinnon

Yes I have made this. It tasts OK but one thing I noticed that the ingrediants did not bind very well and it was hard to make the burger shape stay together as it kept breaking up. I would suggest a binding ingredient like egg to bind it together before shaping.

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