Appetizers & Party Food

Sweet Potato Cakes – $3.50 recipe/ $0.51 per cake

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These are quick, cheap, easy, and seriously delicious. The recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled), and they work well as leftovers reheated too! I love sweet potatoes because they are nutritionally efficient and versatile. They’re nutrient dense with large daily percentages of Vitamins A, C, B1, B2,B3, and B6. They’re also a great source fiber, potassium, biotin, manganese, and copper. Plus they’re usually quite inexpensive!

Ingredients – makes 6 cakes ($3.50 recipe/ $0.51 a cake – this cost will be much lower if you use regular flour)

1 large sweet potato ($0.92)

2 eggs ($0.32)

spelt flour (you can use any flour of your choice- probably between 1/4-1/2 cup, depending on flour) ($1.20)

1 tsp. garlic powder ($0.03)

1 tsp. smoked paprika ($0.05)

1 tsp. oregano ($0.03)

olive oil ($0.50)

Step by Step

1. Peel and grate your sweet potato. 

2. Combine sweet potato and two eggs in a small bowl. Mix well. 

3. Add in spices and mix. 

4. Now very gradually add in the flour of your choice- I recommend adding about three tablespoons worth at a time. Mix well and continue adding flour until the mixture can easily be handled and rolled into patties. 

5. Now heat a saute pan over medium high- make sure olive oil is thickly coating the pan. Fry your patties for about three minutes on each side. Be careful, oil may splatter a bit! 

That’s all there is to it, these are so quick and easy- plus sweet potatoes are such an inexpensive super food that I’m always looking for new ways to use them. Share your sweet potato recipes in the comments if you have any tried and true favorites!

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