Easy African Sweet Potato Patties Recipe

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Easy African Sweet Potato Patties
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  1. Place to potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water and simmer until soft.
  2. Meanwhile dry roast the cumin seeds, cinnamon and cloves in a small frying pan until aromatic, remove from pan and grind to a powder.
  3. Combine with the remaining spices.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok.
  5. When hot, add the onion and pepper and fry until soft.
  6. Add the sweet corn and ginger, saute for a couple of minutes, and then stir in the spice mix.
  7. Fry for 1 minutes and then remove from heat.
  8. Drain the potatoes and mash, with knob of butter, until smooth.
  9. Then stir in the spice and vegetable mix, the beaten egg, chopped cilantro and salt to taste.
  10. Shape the mixture into patties and fry in a non-stick pan with a little sunflower oil until brown on both sides.
  11. Serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 173.1 Kcal (725 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.65g 10%
Cholesterol 29.82mg 10%
Sodium 68.64mg 3%
Potassium 465.82mg 10%
Total Carbs 25.81g 9%
Sugars 6.21g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4.09g 16%
Protein 3.95g 8%
Vitamin C 20.9mg 35%
Vitamin A 1mg 32%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 47mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 107.75 Kcal (451 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.14g 10%
Cholesterol 18.56mg 10%
Sodium 42.73mg 3%
Potassium 289.96mg 10%
Total Carbs 16.07g 9%
Sugars 3.86g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2.55g 16%
Protein 2.46g 8%
Vitamin C 13mg 35%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 32%
Iron 1.2mg 10%
Calcium 29.2mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.2
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

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