Tuna and sweet potato cakes


Update your fishcakes recipe with these scrumptious tuna and sweet potato cakes by Ntwenhle Gcabashe. Picture: Dylan Swart 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 8–10 minutes

Serves: 3

  • 2 canned tuna in oil, drained
  • 1 sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice
  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • Watercress, for serving
  • Creamy sauce, for serving
  • Lemon slices, for serving

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  1. Mix tuna, sweet potato, mustard, zest, lemon juice and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Form small patties. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  3. Fry patties until golden. Serve with watercress, creamy sauce and lemon slices.

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