I wanted to start the year on a healthy note.  I also decided to publish recipes that only use common and economical ingredients, 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
200g tinned tuna fish
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon sunflower oil [for brushing dish]

sweet potato tuna patties

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 mashable and 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 them.

Place them 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.


For a chance to win this hamper by Quality Foods and Marketing,  SHARE this recipe on your social media page [facebook, instagram, twitter, pinterest or linkedin] and leave a comment below. The winner will be notified on 31 January 2019.


Redelmar Tuna is imported, marketed and distributed by Quality Foods Marketing Ltd

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For more tuna recipes:

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