Spicy Tuna & Sweet Potato Patties
August 22, 2014
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"Really taste and simple to make. This recipe is perfect for a hot summer day when you don't want to do too much cooking."
- Serving Size: 1 (165.4 g)
- Calories 311.8
- Total Fat - 18.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
- Cholesterol - 115.2 mg
- Sodium - 861 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 18.4 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
- Sugars - 1.2 g
- Protein - 18.4 g
- Calcium - 40.1 mg
- Iron - 1.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 9.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Place chopped sweet potato in a microwave-safe dish, add about 1 tablespoon water, then cover. Cook in microwave for 8 minutes, or until tender.
Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a bowl and mash the sweet potato as if you're making mashed potatoes.
Add all other ingredients, except the olive oil, and combine well. With your hands, divide mixture into 8 equal-sized patties.
Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
Add the patties and cook for 3-5 minutes each side or until golden brown. Remove from oil and let rest on a serving plate lined with paper towel.
These are quite good by themselves, but I also like to put a bit of cilantro chutney on top of each cooked tuna cake. I imagine a simple mayo, cilantro and lime sauce would taste great with these too.
Tips & Variations
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