In my last post, I mentioned that I had to use up some leftover sweet potatoes.
I was originally going to do some sweet potato croquettes, but I also had half a smoked sausage in the fridge, which I didn’t want to go to waste. So I attempted to make my own little potato cakes 🙂 Even though they were leftover ingredients, I’d definitely go out of my way to buy ingredients in specifically for these. They’re delicious! The finely chopped chilli I added to the mix, gave it a wonderful kick!
I made 3 large potato cakes with this amount of mixture, but it can be easily adapted to make whatever amount (and size) you want.
3 sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed.
Half a Matteson’s smoked sausage, diced into lots of teeny chunks
1 red chilli, chopped finely
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 egg, beaten
50g breadcrumbs & 3tbsp paprika, mixed together in a bowl
I mixed all of these ingredients together in a bowl (apart from the egg and breadcrumb mix). Maybe at this point next time, I will shove the mixture into the fridge to stiffen up a bit, as it was VERY messy and sloppy trying to form the cakes! It looked like this (and yes, I did have a few forkfulls…)
I scooped a third of the mixture into my hand and formed a thick disc shape. I used my free hand to spread the egg mix over the cake (very messy, but necessary), then plopped the cake into the breadcrumb mix and coated it thoroughly. I then placed into a large tub, ready for freezing.
I repeated this process with the remaining mixture, then shoved them into the freezer until a few days later, when I brought them out for a midweek meal (accompanied by broccoli and cauliflower mmm).
I put them into a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 20 mins.
If you’d rather cook them straight away, you could pop them into the oven for about 12-15 mins at 200 degrees, but I would recommend frying them for a couple of minutes on each side instead.
I’m glad I found something to do with the leftovers; they would have just ended up in the bin otherwise, and I’m not a fan of waste.
You can make these cakes with practically any leftover; I would love to hear any suggestions of other leftover “cakes”. Enjoy!
P.S – My internet connection has been driving me up the wall of late, so I’m not able to post as frequently as I would like, OR getting to read all my favourite blogs. I hope to get this fixed soon though! 🙂