Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuna & Sweet Potato Cakes

I've made this meal twice in the past two weeks, as it's become a favourite of my 19-month-old girl.  With a squeeze of tomato sauce on top, she devours these pretty quickly!  Throw together a salad and it's a perfect healthy, tasty, easy weeknight meal.

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
425g tin of  tuna chunks, drained
2 eggs
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Olive oil

Cook the sweet potato in a saucepan or in the microwave for about 7-8 minutes, or until tender.  Transfer to a large bowl.

Mash the sweet potato then set aside to cool.  Add tuna, egg and breadcrumbs and stir until well combined (add some more breadcrumbs if mixture is too wet).  Divide into patties about 8cm.

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and cook patties for about 3-4 minutes each side, or until browned (hubby sometimes cooks these on the BBQ too!) Serve with a mixed salad of whatever's in season, or in the fridge!


Tamara said...

Thanks for this one Ness! Tried it tonight and both kids (and both parents) LOVED it! Which says a lot for how E has been lately with his eating! Good one! I served it with a salad of butter beans, carrot, corn, apple, tomato, cucumber and a simple salad dressing, which I must write down before I forget! love T xoxo

Vanessa Gibson said...

Great! Glad you all liked it!!