Tuna and Sweet Potato (Kumera) Patties

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A quick n easy week night meal! Recipe source - Australian Good Taste Mag. Yummy cold too, a nice addition to a picnic basket or lunchbox.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 medium about 300g orange sweet potato, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (425 g) can tuna in water, drained
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 25 g dried breadcrumbs (packaged)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Steam the kumera in the microwave until tender.
  2. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the sweet potato until coarsely mashed. Add the tuna, egg, parsley and breadcrumbs, and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide the tuna mixture into 8 equal portions.
  5. Use wet hands to shape portions into 8cm patties.
  6. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Add the patties and cook for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden brown. Remove from heat.
  8. Divide among serving plates and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve with lemon wedges, fries and a garden salad.


Most Helpful

We really liked these. My hubby isn't a big fan of sweet potatoes and gobbled them right up. I added minced green onion, a squeeze of lime juice and about a teaspoon of dijon mustard. This is a really great tasting, healthy recipe that I'll be making again. Thanks for posting.

Lucky in Bayview December 04, 2013

I added a little ground red pepper & some garlic powder. I loved them.

Luna Hippie July 22, 2012

Hi -made a double batch - added some finley minced onion as well as some dill and lemon zest - I also baked them to keep things as healthy as possble. These are delicious - they are in the freezer for a lazy summer meal or for a quick, easy and diffent lunch. Thanks for a great recipe!

sams1 December 31, 2011

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