Swap In Sweet Potatoes for Satisfying Potato Cakes

Potato, patato, right? Well, sort of.

Despite its name, sweet potatoes–November’s Harvest of the Month–are not closely related to white potatoes.

However, they are often used as a substitute in recipes that traditionally call for white potatoes, like this recipe for simple and satisfying Sweet Potato Cakes.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 large sweet potato


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Using a fork, poke holes all over sweet potato. In a microwave safe dish, microwave potato for 10 minutes or until easily pierced, allow five minutes to cool and then mash with a fork.

While potato is cooking whisk together egg, salt, pepper and flour. Add mashed potato to egg mixture and mix completely. Scoop sweet potato mixture (packed) onto prepared pan using ¼ cup measuring cup, about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Spray with cooking spray and bake approximately 30 minutes, flipping halfway through, until edges are crispy.

Serves 3