5 ingredient Baked Sweet Potato and Tuna Patties [diabetic friendly, gluten free, lactose free]

If it is Friday, it must be fish and this one is super healthy and economical and that also require as few ingredients as possible.


New year is for new beginnings and if making more healthy choices is one of your resolutions this month, then these patties are the answer for a quick, healthy meal or even to take to work with you.
My star ingredient in this recipe is sweet potato which is a rich source of:
* fibre
* vitamins A B C
* minerals [iron, calcium, phosphorus]
* antioxidants [betacarotene]

You will need:

2 eggs
600g  sweet potato
1 clove garlic
1 large can Blue Angel tuna fish
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon olive oil [for brushing dish]

The quickest way to add garlic in easy recipes is to microwave the cloves with skin on high speed for 4 minutes.  This softens the garlic and it is cooked in its own steam..  Allow the garlic to cool down the peel off the skins.  Use a fork to mash up.  The garlic will be soft and easy to mash and it can be added to almost any recipe that requires garlic.


Cook the sweet potato and garlic clove in the microwave.  Allow to cool and peel.

Place the sweet potato in a large bowl.

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Use a fork to mash them up.

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Add the tuna, smoked paprika and eggs.

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Mix.  Then prepare a large baking tray covered with baking paper.

Use a brush dipped very lightly in sunflower oil to cover the baking paper.

Use a spoon and your hands to form fritters and place them on the tray covered with baking paper.

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Use a fork to flatten them and bake them in a preheated oven at 160C.

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Bake for 30 minutes, flip over and bake for a further 10 minutes.


Remove from oven, allow them to rest for 5 minutes and remove them from the dish.  Serve hot or cold.

See also Avocado and Tuna Dip

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Blue Angel Tuna is imported, marketed and distributed by What’s in Store

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