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Spicy Sweet Potato And Shrimp

Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A; a large one contains more than 100 percent of the daily recommended intake, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange color, are high in carotenoids,” said San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores. Plus, they’re fat-free, relatively low in sodium and have fewer calories than white potatoes — although they do have more sugar.



  • 1 kg sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 500 gm cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 6 to 9 tbsp. trans-free vegetable oil spread
  • 2 tbsp chopped jalapeño chiles
  • 1/2 tsp  salt



  • In a bowl, combine sweet potatoes, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro. Stir in egg, shrimp, breadcrumbs, chiles and salt. Shape into 12 patties.
  • In a nonstick skillet, melt 3 tablespoons vegetable oil spread over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add as many patties as can fit, flipping once, and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining patties and as much vegetable oil spread as needed to prevent sticking.


Serving: 12