Potato Cakes With Tuna Filling (Batata Charp) Recipe

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Potato Cakes With Tuna Filling (Batata Charp)
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  1. Scrub potatoes and boil in their jackets until tender.
  2. Drain, peel and mash to a smooth puree.
  3. Leave to cool. Then blend in egg, rice flour or plain flour, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  4. Gently fry onion in oil until transparent, add turmeric and fry for a further minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Peel tomatoes, halve crosswise and remove seeds and juice.
  6. Chop finely and place in a bowl, add onion mixture, tuna, parsley, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  7. (During shaping moisten hands with water to prevent potato from sticking.).
  8. Take about a tbs of the potato mixture and flatten it in the palm of your hand.
  9. Put a tsp of the filling in the center and close potato around filling.
  10. Roll into a ball and then roll in flour and flatten to make thick cakes. Arrange on a tray.
  11. Add oil to frying pan to a depth of 1/4 inch (5mm). Heat well and fry potato cakes until golden brown on each side - about 3 minutes in all.
  12. Drain on paper towels and serve hot on a plate with your choice of condiments.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 365.56 Kcal (1531 kJ)
Calories from fat 80.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.99g 14%
Cholesterol 51.88mg 17%
Sodium 158.45mg 7%
Potassium 1150.46mg 24%
Total Carbs 61.2g 20%
Sugars 13.39g 54%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Protein 11.56g 23%
Vitamin C 30mg 50%
Vitamin A 2.4mg 80%
Iron 3.3mg 19%
Calcium 106.2mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 89.9 Kcal (376 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.21g 14%
Cholesterol 12.76mg 17%
Sodium 38.96mg 7%
Potassium 282.92mg 24%
Total Carbs 15.05g 20%
Sugars 3.29g 54%
Dietary Fiber 2.21g 36%
Protein 2.84g 23%
Vitamin C 7.4mg 50%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 80%
Iron 0.8mg 19%
Calcium 26.1mg 11%

* 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

  • 7.3
  • 9

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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