Tuna and Sweet Potato (Kumera) Patties

"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."
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  • 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


  • Steam the kumera in the microwave until tender.
  • Drain and refresh under cold running water. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • 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.
  • Divide the tuna mixture into 8 equal portions.
  • Use wet hands to shape portions into 8cm patties.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the patties and cook for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • Divide among serving plates and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with lemon wedges, fries and a garden salad.

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  1. Lucky in Bayview
    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.
  2. Luna Hippie
    I added a little ground red pepper & some garlic powder. I loved them.
  3. sams1
    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!<br/>Sam
  4. B. Licious
    These get a 5 star rating from me because my very picky 6 yo loved them. (He eats neither tuna nor veggies.) For my taste, they probably could have used a bit more kick. Still they were a nice and different way to serve tuna. I served them on buns. Next time I will do it with fries instead, as suggested.
  5. iovinos
    Delicious! Both my LOs (2 and 1) ate these no complaint at all. I made them up and thought maybe I made too many but ended up being not enough, next time I will make more. We had no problem with the consistency or crumbling but we used about 1/2 of a sweet potato more than the recipe called for. A keeper for sure, thanks for sharing.


  1. clhoag1
    This easy recipe rocked our world and we got healthy at the same time. I joined this site so I could tell you how great it was. I too subbed spring onions for parsley cause that's what I had on hand. Not sure about the yield because we ate them as they came out of the pan :)


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