Sweet potato cakes recipe

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Come and try our delicious recipe for sweet potato cakes. Veggies needn't miss our on the comforting burger with this sweet and spicy recipe

  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins

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




  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.
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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