A healthy alternative, really. I came across a recipe for sweet potato cakes on www.aartilla.blogspot.com. It's a 'sweet' video, one of the many wonderful food episodes she has churned out. Take a look when you have some time, they're amazing!
Anyways, keeping Aarti's recipe as a base, I tweaked around a little bit and made a burger meal out of it, easy peasy. Now, whenever we feel like a burger, I just whip this up in a jiffy and with some Coke and wedges/chips on the side, we can have the whole 'go-out-and-grab-a-burger' experience right at home!
Here's how I adapted the recipe, mainly to suit what I had at home :-) You can do the same too, just stick to the base ingredient, say sweet potato or regular potatoes, and get innovative with the add-ins.
- sweet potato, 1 medium size
- 1/2 cup whole green moong sprouts
- 2 tbspn wheat bran
- 2 tbspn all purpose flour/gram flour/wholemeal flour -whatever you have, just to bind it all together
- ginger, garlic, fresh chillies, fresh coriander/cilantro - ground to a paste, as per taste
- salt to taste & a pinch of sugar
- slices of onion, tomato, cucumber (any salad really) to serve the burger
- burger rolls
- Cook the sweet potato until soft (I microwaved mine) and peel it once it cools down.
- In a large bowl, put in the sweet potato and mash it with a fork/potato masher.
- To this add all other ingredients and combine until it all comes together and holds well. (I also microwaved the sprouts for just a bit)
- Shape into patties and shallow fry until crisp and brown on a heated skillet.
- Sandwich between sliced burger rolls and serve with ketchup and chips.