Sweet Potato cakes with Mango Passionfruit Salsa

sweet potato cakes with mango passionfruit salsa

These sweet potato rostis (cakes), use easily sourced ingredients to make a delicious snack. Serve topped with Mango Passionfruit Salsa for a delicious mid afternoon snack or pre-dinner canape.


  • 500g sweet potatoes
  • 1 small (red) onion
  • 2 eggs (separate the yolks and whites)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sweet potato flour
  • 1 medium red chilli pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • coconut oil for cooking


  1. Grate the sweet potatoes. Put the grated sweet potatoes into a tea towel and squeeze out as much of the juice as possible. They need to be dry for making the cakes.
  2. Retain the sweet potato liquid in a bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes until the starch and water separate. Retain the starch, but drain the water away.
  3. Put the sweet potato, onion, egg yolks, salt, pepper, starch, spring onions, ghee, chilli and garlic in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Beat the egg whites until peaks form and fold gently into the sweet potato mixture.
  5. Heat some coconut oil in a pan. Spoon in the mixture and press down with a wooden spoon to form cakes that are approximately 10cm round, and 1/2 cm thick.
  6. Fry the little cakes for about 4 minutes on each side or until crispy.
  7. Serve topped with Mango Passionfruit Salsa

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Hospitality – Trouble




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