Sweet potato and wakame patties

  • TM31
  • TM5
  • TM6
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Active time 20 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Servings 12 portions
  • 3 tsp dried wakame seaweed flakes
  • 500 g sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges (2 cm thick)
  • 20 g extra virgin olive oil, plus an extra 3 tsp
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • 225 g sesame seeds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 180 g onion, cut into slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1-2 pinches ground black pepper
  • 10 sprigs fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • oil, to fry
  • sauce, of choice to serve
  • mixed salad leaves, to serve


    1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray and place wakame on it.
    2. Toast wakame in a preheated oven for 10 minutes (180°C) or until toasted. Then transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool. Increase oven temperature to 200°C, reserving lined baking tray. 
    3. Place a bowl onto mixing bowl lid and weigh sweet potato into it. Add 3 teaspoons of the olive oil and sesame oil, then toss well to coat. Place on prepared baking tray and bake for 30 minutes (200 °C) or until soft and golden. Meanwhile, continue with the recipe. 
    4. Place a small frying pan onto mixing bowl lid and weigh sesame seeds into it. Place pan over medium heat and lightly toast sesame seeds, being careful not to burn them. Transfer to a small bow to cool. 
    5. Place cooled sesame seeds and wakame into mixing bowl and mill Turbo/1 sec/1 times. Place back into the bowl and set aside.
    6. Place garlic into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Do not scrape down sides of mixing bowl.
    7. Add onion and oil and start High heat/ 160c/ medium power/ 16min. [TM31/TM5: 8 min/Varoma/speed  - see Tip]. 
    8. Add eggs, tamari and pepper and combine 5 sec/speed 2.
    9. Add coriander, reserved sweet potato and milled sesame seed mixture and mix 3-5 sec//speed 3 until just combined and chunky, being careful not to overmix. Stir with spatula if needed. Shape mixture into 12 patties (approx. 2 heaped tablespoons each), place on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up. Jude to assemble 1-2 patties but cook some that are already prepared to fry while customers are shaping.
    10. Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add oil to cover (approx. 5 mm). When oil is hot, fry patties for 3 minutes each side or until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towel before serving warm with your choice of sauce and a mixed salad leaves. 


    • Using a TM5 or TM31, you can sauté the onions, however you will not achieve the same caramelised result as you would using the High Temperature mode on a TM6.

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