Sweet potato cakes recipe

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