Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Skinny Sweet Potato Tuna Cakes



Saw this recipe on Skinny Mom and slightly adapted it.

Looking for a new way to use tuna? I hope you give this a try. It's good and a great meatless meal.

I didn't use two cans of tuna as instructed in the recipe. One lonely can on the shelf. Gabe was having pasta and I made the tuna cakes.

  Subbed Slap Ya Mama for the chili powder, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. You can use any Cajun seasoning but we have lots of  slappin' mama hanging around.

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato ( not quite 1 cup)
2 — 5 oz cans Tuna in water ( used 1 can drained tuna)
1 egg white 
1½ tsp chili powder *
⅛ tsp salt*
⅛ tsp black pepper*
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes*
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

1- Heat oven to 400 degree. Pierce the sweet potato with a fork and bake until soft. Time will depend on the size of the sweet potato. Test it for softness by giving a squeeze with your oven mitt on.

2- When it's soft, remove from the oven and  let it cool.

3. Drain the tuna 

4. Add the sweet potato to a large bowl and mash. Add the drained tuna and combine .

5. Add the egg white and the cajun seasoning, stir into the sweet potato/tuna mixture.

6. Place the mixture in the  refrigerator for about 1/2 hour.

7. On a shallow dish add bread crumbs.

8. Remove mixture from the fridge, form into 6-8 cakes.

9. Press the patties into bread crumbs, making sure both sides are equally covered.

10.  In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat

11. Place cakes in skillet and  brown on each side for 4- 6 minutes on each side.

* As mentioned  I subbed the chili powder, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes for Slap Yo Mama.

This  blog is not for profit and I use the seasoning because we like it.

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42 comments:

  1. This sounds so good. I make salmon cakes, but have never tried tuna. And since I love sweet potatoes, this will be one for me to try. Ever since you started talking about Slap ya Mama, and you sent me a bottle of liquid, and Cyndy sent me the shaker, I am hooked. It really is a great seasoning to use, since it has all the pepper and spice. Thanks to you both for hooking me on it. Next shopping trip I am going to buy a sweet potato and try this.

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    1. Myra, since you like salmon sub that for the tuna. Think you can get a small can of salmon and if you try it let me know how it comes out.

      Need any more Slap ya Mama?

      Hugs,
      Linda

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    2. Thanks Linda.....I am good for now with the Slap Ya Mama. I use the tuna and salmon that comes already drained. A bit more expensive, but I think there is less waste. The salmon cakes I make are made with sweetened condensed milk. If you want I can send you the recipe. They are really good.

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    3. Sure, send it and I'll make it up or you could make it, do a photo and I'll add it to the blog!

      Hugs

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  2. I never would have thought of mixing tuna with sweet potatoes. I'd be doing what you do, making this on a night Bob was at an offsite meeting or traveling for work. He's not a sweet potato lover like I am.

    Thanks Linda! :)

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    1. You know me and trying different stuff. This was really good and would not hesitate to make it again.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  3. And it's a good thing you like trying different stuff or I may not try some things at all. You've posted some truly wonderful recipes. Love the Slap Ya Mama too and i'm glad you have a variety to use Myra. I recipes like this because Randall isn't so adventurous when it comes to trying new to us foods. These look beautiful

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    1. You know Cyndy, Gabe isn't really adventurous either but all I ask is he has a taste. If he doesn't like it, I'll make something else for him but usually he gives it a try.

      I really liked this one and it's on my T&T list.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  4. You can tell it's very cold outside. Everyone is cooking.
    These look so yummy!
    I've never heard of sweet potato tuna cakes.
    I love sweet potatoes and I love tuna. I'll be trying these.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      It's even cold in North Florida! We had a frost last night and suppose to get another one tonight. The oven will be working over time making something good- LOL!

      Hope you like them and thanks so much for stopping by.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  5. I can't wait to try this. I have made this with left over mashed potatoes . I love sweet potatoes and never thought to use them like this. I can't wait to get some sweet potatoes. Thank you for yet another great recipy.

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  6. Ah, these look delicious!! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Brag About IT! Pinned and tweeted to share!

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  7. These sound like a great way to have patties without all of the guilt! I might pop these into my burgers next, haha.

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    1. Hope you like them Tammi.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  8. These look so good! Sweet potato has become a big favorite in our home. Thanks for sharing at Tips & Tricks Link Party!

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    1. I love sweet potatoes and they are also so good for you! Hope you enjoy these.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  9. Looks really tasty and Would love to make something like this, thanks!
    Visiting from "this is how we roll".

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  10. I have a hard time coming up with meatless meals. Will give this a try for sure! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Jann

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  11. This looks so good and healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe Linda!

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  12. This looks pretty good and easy enough. Maybe even my husband would eat it. BTW Tuna or any fish is meat, just meat of a fish. Never heard of Slap Yo Mama! Would love to find it if nothing else but the LOL factor!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  13. We will have to give these a try, it sure looks good.  Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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    1. Thank you so much for the pin and tweet!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  15. I've never heard of such a thing, but it sounds great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  16. I need to try these...they look great! My family absolutely loves sweet potatoes!

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    1. Thanks Michelle- I love them too as your can see! I'm always looking for new and different recipes.

      Hope you like them,

      Hugs
      Linda

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  17. Linda, do you seriously have a spice called Slap Yo Mama??? I'm PMSL here. We must be too PC here in Australia for that. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Mimi xxx

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    1. OH YEAH Mimi- we sure do! Link to site-http://slapyamama.com/

      See you at the party!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  18. This looks tasty Linda! I also love the plate you put them on! :)

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    1. Thanks JES- I love the plate also.

      hugs,
      linda

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  19. What a tasty combination of flavors. I love sweet potatoes so much, I have a Pin board just for them :-) Pinning. So glad you shared at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thanks Shirley. I'm always looking for new ways to use sweet potatoes and this came out so good.

      Hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for the pin.

      hugs,
      Linda

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