Sweet Potato Patties


  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (crushed)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons vegetable oil, as needed
  • 1-2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Wash the sweet potatoes and pat dry. Pierce several times around the sweet potato with a fork. 
  2. Microwave sweet potatoes on a microwave-safe plate for 5-8 minutes, or until soft. Turn sweet potatoes halfway through for even cooking. 
  3. Remove from microwave and let cool, then peel the skins from the sweet potatoes. 
  4. Place the sweet potatoes in a medium bowl. Mash them with a fork. 
  5. Add egg, salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder and garlic powder to the mashed sweet potatoes. 
  6. Place crushed bread crumbs in a small bowl. 
  7. Shape sweet potato mixture into 8 small patties. 
  8. Roll each patty in the crushed crumbs. 
  9. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. 
  10. Brown each patty on both sides in the oil. 

Makes 8 servings

Tip: If sweet potatoes are not soft after 5 minutes, continue microwaving in 30 second increments.

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