Healthier Roasted Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes
I have been on a journey of healthier eating for many years now. I do not partake of fast foods and eat out only on occasion. I enjoy cooking at home as I know exactly what is in the foods I prepare and eat. Although sometimes it is nice to have someone else cook for you, when you eat out you are not afforded that luxury. while skimming the web looking for something new to try I came upon these delicious looking sweet potato salmon cakes. To make them my own I made them with a roasted sweet potato. I pierced the potato with a fork a couple of times and roasted in the oven for approximately 40 minutes, until very soft. Once it had cooled off a little I used a spoon and scooped out all of the flesh of the sweet potato. This process afforded a slight smokey flavor to the natural sweetness of the potato and it was well worth the extra effort. What I really liked about this method is that the potatoes can be prepared unto a day or two in advance. How much more convenient can we make this.
Spicy Salmon Cakes
When making these sweet potato salmon cakes you remain in control of the heat factor. If feeding little one you made need to reign in the use of the chipotle powder, but if this dish is being made for adults you can add a little powder to the salmon cakes as well as the topping. This gives the cakes a nice amount of heat. And the use of greek yogurt really counteracts the heat in a flavorful way. The trick is to experiment and see what fits your tastebuds. I served with a little side of wilted spinach which paired so nicely with these salmon cakes. There is so much flavor in the cakes themselves that the simplicity of the spinach was a perfect fit.
Low Cost High Class Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes
This dish is simple enough to feed the family, yet can be served as a very classy entree. And all for about $1.66 per person. The can of wild salmon costs about three dollars. The sweet potato is less than one dollar, and the green onions go for about $1.50 per bunch. The accumulation of pantry staples plus the spinach and a small cup or two of yogurt would take the cost of this recipe up to about ten dollars total and it serves six. This is fantastic value for the money and with tons of flavor. What’s not to love about this recipe?