Sweet potato cakes recipe

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  • Vegetarian
serves: 4
Skill: medium
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 25 min

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


  • Boil the sweet potatoes until cooked (about 15 minutes). Drain, and leave to dry.

  • Place the sweet potato chunks, soy sauce, flour, spring onions, chilli in a mixing bowl. Season, and mix together with your hands until smooth.

  • 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.

  • Fry on a medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side, until cooked.

Top tip for making Sweet potato cakes

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

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