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Sweet potato and tuna fish cakes

There’s something about this time of year that makes me want to make good food for the family. Today I wanted to share my recipe for Sweet potato and tuna fish cakes. It’s a simple recipe, quick if you use left-overs (which I’m a big fan of doing) and a great use of store cupboard essentials, such as canned fish which is really convenient for family mealtimes.

Ingredients to make Sweet potato and tuna fish cakes:

2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
Princes tuna chunks in brine
lemon juice
black pepper
vegetable oil
Two slices of bread or breadcrumbs
bunch of spring onions

How to make Sweet potato and tuna fish cakes:
Boil the sweet potato for 10 minutes or until tender, drain and mash. Set aside to cool.
boiled sweet potato
Whizz two slices of bread in a food processor until you have fine breadcrumbs.
Drain the tuna and place in a mixing bowl with the spring onion, lemon juice and pepper. Mix well and add the mashed sweet potato.
Princes tuna
Divide the fish cake mixture into six small balls and gently flatten.
homemade fishcakes
Roll each fish cake in the breadcrumbs until well coated and place on a baking sheet on a baking tray.

Lightly spray with oil and bake for 20 minutes at Gas Mark 6 or 200°, turning once.

We enjoyed our fish cakes with a colourful salad.


Princes have launched an on-pack promotion on 4-packs of tuna urging people to share their Favourite Fish Dish for the chance to win a prize. All you have to do is enter a code from promotional 4-packs of tuna at and share your recipe online.
*We received a hamper packed with Princes fish products plus a £20 supermarket voucher to take part in this challenge


  • Reply
    aunty caca
    October 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I am so making these!! Xxx

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    October 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Ooh I love both ingredients, but have never thought to put them together x

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    My Life As A Mummy
    October 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Oooo these look yummy!!!!
    I love sweet potato! Will definitely be making these

    Laura x x x

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    October 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Oooh, this looks really yummy! I definitely want to make these soon, I always looks at fishcake recipes but never get around to it!

    • Reply
      October 17, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      I was the same but these were fun and super quick to make!

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