THE COLLIDING OF OMEGA AND BETA-CAROTENE #SALMON AND SWEET POTATO CAKES

I was a bit strapped for precious time. As such, I wasn’t in the mood to separate dishes. I knew I wanted something quick, tasty and nutritious. All roads led me to my pantry for the stash of canned goods. Couldn’t miss the bright red can of salmon; so I grabbed.

I reached for a couple sweet potatoes and gave a quick scrub. Thank God for microwave ovens. They come in quite handy when you really need them. With a few pricks on potatoes, I stuck them in oven for a five-minute cooking of same. My mind was on salmon and sweet potato cakes. I love combining both. Moreover, they are both heart-healthy and would keep me satiated for sometime.

SOME OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR SALMON(CANNED) AND SWEET POTATO CAKES
SOME OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR SALMON(CANNED) AND SWEET POTATO CAKES

Other ingredients were:

  • Egg (white)
  • Bread crumbs (1/4 cup)
  • Salt/black pepper to taste
  • Cinnamon (pinch)
  • Olive oil or any oil for frying
  • Lime juice (fresh)
  • Sour cream (dollop)

Method:

  1. In a bowl, egg was beaten with a squeeze of lime juice.
  2. Salmon was added to egg white after liquid was drained. Then finely chopped bell peppers and onions were added along with salt, black pepper and bread crumbs.
  3. After skin from sweet potatoes was removed, these were roughly crushed with a fork and a sprinkle of cinnamon added.

    PREPPING FOR SALMON/SWEET POTATO CAKES
    PREPPING FOR SALMON/SWEET POTATO CAKES
  4. Crushed sweet potatoes were added to mixture in bowl and gently folded together.
  5. Patties were formed.

    PATTIES READY FOR PAN-FRYING
    PATTIES READY FOR PAN-FRYING
  6. In a hot skillet olive oil was added along with a clove of garlic(optional) for extra flavoring.
  7. Patties were pan-fried on medium heat on both sides until they were crispy on the outside and cooked on the internal.

Salmon (canned) and sweet potato cakes were served with vine-ripe tomatoes and nature’s butter (avocado). A wedge of lime and a dollop of sour cream were added.

SALMON (CANNED) AND SWEET POTATO CAKES WITH SIDES OF AVOCADO AND TOMATOES
SALMON (CANNED) AND SWEET POTATO CAKES WITH SIDES OF AVOCADO AND TOMATOES

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