Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet Potato Cakes

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Prep Time

40 min



Use within

6-7 days

This vibrant little number plates up rugged n’ ready sweet potato cakes over shredded little gem, topped with a homemade blue cheese dressing and garnished with crunchy toasted pecans.

Prep Time

40 min



Use within

6-7 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
1 tbsp chipotle paste
1 little gem lettuce
1 mayonnaise sachet †
300g potatoes
50g stilton cheese †
300g sweet potatoes
1 tomato
1 tbsp white wine vinegar †
You Will Need
Flour, milk, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • little gem lettuce
  • free-range mayonnaise<span class="strong">†</span>
  • Potatoes
  • Stilton cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • Sweet potatoes
  • tomato
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 416 kJ
97 kcal
1918 kJ
446 kcal
of which saturates
4.2 g
1.5 g
19.3 g
6.8 g
of which sugars
13.3 g
2.8 g
61.3 g
12.8 g
Fibre 0.2 g 0.9 g
Protein 2.6 g 12 g
Salt 0.2 g 0.9 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 tbsp chipotle paste
chipotle chilli (34%), fresh onion, tomato puree, vinegar, fresh garlic, salt, coriander.
little gem lettuce
free-range mayonnaise
rapeseed oil 70% ,water, spirit vinegar, free range pasteurised EGG yolks 5 %, sugar, salt, stabilisers (xanthan gum & guar gum), MUSTARD seeds, antioxidant(calcium disodium edta) , spices
Stilton cheese
milk, salt, vegetarian rennet
Sweet potatoes
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Allergens highlighted by † (eggs, mustard, milk, sulphites)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Sweet Potato Cakes

Boil a kettle

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Wash and cut the white potatoes into 3cm cubes

Add them to a large pot with a matching lid on a high heat with enough (salted) boiled water to cover by 2 inches

2 Sweet Potato Cakes

Bring the water to a boil on a high heat and boil the potatoes with a lid on for 8 min

Meanwhile, wash and cut the sweet potatoes into 3cm cubes

Set aside a mixing bowl large enough to fit both the white and sweet potatoes for step 4

3 Sweet Potato Cakes

Add the sweet potatoes to the pot after 8 min and boil both uncovered for a further 5 min, to soften slightly

Meanwhile, crumble the blue cheese into a bowl with the vinegar and mash together into a rough paste

Mix in the mayonnaise, 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) of milk and pepper to taste

This is your blue cheese dressing

4 Sweet Potato Cakes

Drain the white and sweet potatoes in a sieve and rinse under cold water until cool enough to handle, then shake dry

Add both to the mixing bowl and coat them in the chipotle paste and then in 4 tbsp (8 tbsp) of flour, before crushing them gently with a potato masher

Season with salt and pepper, shape into 4 (8) patties & dust in flour to seal

5 Sweet Potato Cakes

Heat a large non-stick frying pan with 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) of vegetable oil on a high heat

When hot, add the cakes and cook on each side for 3 min until golden brown

Tip: Press the cakes down slightly with a spatula (or similar) after turning to flatten them into an even shape 

6 Sweet Potato Cakes

Once browned, transfer the cakes to a baking tray (use tin foil to avoid mess) and season with salt and pepper to your taste

Put it in the oven for 10-15 min, or until the cakes are crispy 

Add the pecans to a separate baking dish and put them in the oven for 5 min, or until darkened slightly in colour 

7 Sweet Potato Cakes

Meanwhile, wash and shred the little gem lettuce(s)

Roughly chop the tomato(es) 

Roughly chop (or bash up in a bowl with a rolling pin) the cooled pecans 


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Serve the crispy cakes over the lettuce and tomato with the blue cheese dressing drizzled over

Scatter with toasted pecans 


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