Sweet Potato & Tuna Patties


  • 500g orange sweet potato, peeled
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 x 180g cans tuna in water, drained, flaked
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Wheatgerm
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Oat flour
  • 3 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. Cut sweet potato into 5cm pieces. Wash and place, with water clinging, on a microwave-safe plate. Cover and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain well. Transfer to a large bowl. Using a fork, roughly mash. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a small non-stick frying pan lightly with oil. Heat over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until soft. Add to sweet potato.
  3. Add tuna, egg, wheatgerm and parsley to sweet potato mixture. Stir until well combined. Divide mixture into 12 equal portions and shape into 1.5cm-thick patties.
  4. Combine flour and sesame seeds on a plate. Coat patties in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat until hot. Spray both sides patties with oil. Cook, in batches, for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until golden and heated through. Place in oven to keep warm.
  5. Serve as desired.

Special Notes: I add whatever other spices I feel like to the mix.. Chilli Pepper, Pepper, Paprika, Cayenne, etc.