New Kosher Recipe: Sweet potato tuna patties



The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to Jewish dietary law. Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items.

And when it comes to Kosher cooking, there is a lot to learn, a lot to share, a lot to try, and a lot to eat. The St. Louis Jewish Light is partnering with a fun Facebook group called Adventures In Kosher Cooking and its admin Howard Wasserman to provide more insight and especially more recipes to those of you looking to keep your kosher choices abundant.

Sweet potato tuna patties

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes – peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 2 cans tuna in water – drained and flaked
  • ½ cup green onions
  • ½ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup red onions
  • 1/2 cup yellow pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili pepper
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray

In a medium pan, bring water to a boil and add sweet potatoes. Cook them for about 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and run them under cold running water. Transfer to a large bowl and mash with a fork. Add the tuna, green onions, breadcrumbs, eggs, red onions, yellow pepper, garlic powder, chili pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are combined.

Use your hand to shape mixture portions into patties. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add cooking spray. Cook patties for 3 minutes on both sides or until golden brown.