Recipe Episode 11: Sweet Potato Cake- GhanaVeg Food Diaries

Recipe: Sweet Potato Cake-  Watch Episode of the  Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers


500 gram sweet potato, 100g smoked mackerel, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon grated African nutmeg, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet potato leaves or favorite greens, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, spice paste (minced or ground in asanka) 3 shallots, 1 garlic cloves, Coconut oil for frying, Kpakpo shito,


Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into pieces. Steam the sweet potatoes until fork tender. While sweet potatoes are steaming, slightly sauté spice paste in a little bit of oil and set aside. When sweet potatoes are already, mash them then add smoked fish, 1 egg, salt, nutmeg, black pepper, sautéed spice paste and greens. Divide into 8 patties. Beat the remaining egg to create an egg wash. Place bread crumbs in a bowl. Quickly pass patties through egg wash then coat with breadcrumbs. Heat just enough oil to coat the bottom of the frying pan and fry until golden brown or bake in a medium oven until browned. Serve with a green salad and kpakpo shito or condiment of your choice.

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