Blunts Weekend Kitchen: Sweet Potato Cakes

When I was a little girl we used to get Fish and Chips as a treat and I always used to order fish cakes and as I grew up I used to make my own grown up versions.

Now that I am a vegetarian, fish is no longer an option but I found myself craving the comfort of a fish cake and I knew just the girl to help me create a vegan and wheat free version.

I mentioned that I picked up the Deliciously Ella cookbook the other day when I shared the Black and Kidney Bean recipe. I have also purchased her app which contains an additional one hundred recipes and I decided to give her Sweet Potato cakes that are on this app a whirl.

To make your own you will need:

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4 sweet potatoes

1 loaded tsp of tahini

2 tbsp of tomato puree (make sure it has no added sugar)

a handful of fresh coriander

1 lime

1 tsp of cumin

1 tsp of chilli flakes

2 cloves of garlic

2 tbsp of quinoa flour & a little extra to sprinkle as they cook

salt and pepper to taste

1. Peel the sweet potato and cut into equal sized chunks.

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2. Steam the chunks until they are soft and can be easily pierced with a fork (I steamed mine for 12 minutes)

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I realized that I  left my steamer in a previous flat so had to get inventive. I think it worked well!

3. Put the potato chunks into a bowl and mash with a fork until they are smooth but still a little lumpy.

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4. Stir in tomato puree, crushed garlic cloves, finely chopped coriander, cumin, chilli flakes, lime juice, flour, tahini, salt and pepper.

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5. Mould into even sized cakes.

6. Dust the top of the cakes with your extra flour, this makes them lovely and crispy!

7. Place on a baking tray and cook at 200c for around 20 minutes.

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8. Serve on a bed of salad leaves, avocado, lime juice and olive oil.

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9. DEVOUR!

These are full of flavour and are really filling without being stodgy at all. Eating food like this loads you with goodness and a good helping of your 5 a day. I really am a convert. Let me know if you give these a go!

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10 Comments

  1. April 18, 2015 / 11:54 am

    Great post! I’m def going to try these as I love sweet potato and all I can make is wedges with them! Xx

    • Rowena
      April 19, 2015 / 8:56 am

      They look amazing Sophie! Going to make them for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing :)

      • April 21, 2015 / 3:23 pm

        Let me know if you enjoyed them Rowena! Sophie xx

    • April 21, 2015 / 3:24 pm

      There is nothing wrong with a sweet potato wedge! I made some yesterday with coconut oil, paprika and cinnamon. DELICIOUS!! Sophie xx

  2. April 19, 2015 / 10:12 am

    These look – and sound – amazing Sophie! I love sweet potatoes in any form so will definitely be trying these out :)

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • April 21, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Make sure you do Elle! Sweet pots are just the best! So much flavour. Sophie xx

  3. April 21, 2015 / 11:43 am

    i can never give up fish and chips but these look so good too!

    • April 21, 2015 / 3:22 pm

      You won’t believe me that I haven’t missed fish and chips since turning vegetarian! You won’t believe me but its the truth I promise :) Sophie xx

  4. April 27, 2015 / 7:41 am

    Even as a meat-eater I tend to have veggie dinners a couple of times a week and I adore sweet potatoes, so I’m definitely going to give these a go – thanks!

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