Hello, friends! I don't often post recipes, but I made these sweet potato tuna cakes the other night and they were so delicious! My boys loved them, and they were really easy to make. Surprisingly, the flavor of tuna is pretty subtle, perfect for those who aren't huge fans but also want more fish in their diet or something cheap, easy, and relatively healthy.
Without further ado...
SWEET POTATO TUNA CAKES WITH CILANTRO AND LIME
- 1 large sweet potato (mine was 430g)
- 2 4oz tuna canned in water, drained
- Zest of 1 lime
- Juice from 1/2 lime, squeezed
- 2 tbsp - 1/4 cup cilantro (according to preference), chopped finely
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder (or green onions would be great, my children just don't care for them)
- A few dashed chili powder
- Salt, to taste
- Cooking spray or about 1 tsp olive oil
Wash and prick sweet potato and cook in the microwave or oven until soft and tender. Let it cool until you are able to handle it, then slice it in half and scoop the softened sweet potato out of the skin into a medium sized bowl. Add drained tuna, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, and seasonings. Mix together with hands or a spoon, and form into palm-sized patties. They will be soft, but should hold together well enough.
Heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat and add olive oil or cooking spray. Carefully place the cakes into the skillet and cook on each side for about 2 minutes. I had 8 cakes, so needed to cook them in two batches, keeping the other cakes warm in the oven. Serve with fresh veggies, cilantro lime corn, or whatever you fancy!*
*These taste great with a dollop of greek yogurt on top, but I'm sure sour cream would be just as delicious! Next time I might add black beans or quinoa to give them a little more substance, but they are surprisingly filling.
Oh, and P.S. I promise, I have posts in the works from our trip to Italy. Hoping to get one up this weekend or early next week, so stay tuned :)