Sweet Potato Tuna Patties

recipe: Sweet Potato Tuna PattiesThis may be one of my favorite “leftover makeover” — that is, taking your leftovers and transforming them into something delicious. Every time I make sweet potatoes with dinner, I always end up with more baked sweet potato than needed and now it’s by design. I make these patties the night before work and bring them with me for lunch over a salad.


  • 1 can tuna, drained (I prefer the low sodium soaked in water)
  • 1 leftover sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon of capers (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Almond meal to bind (~1/4 c – 1/3 c)

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