Paleo Sweet Potato Cakes are the best leftover turkey or chicken recipe after thanksgiving. Healthy and easy mashed sweet potato cakes or patties will become your go-to recipe after thanksgiving! Makes 10 sweet potato cakes - ¼ cup per cake.
Finely chop/pulse cooked turkey or chicken in a food processor until they are very finely chopped.
Combine turkey with mashed sweet potatoes, scallions, nutritional yeast, and salt. Taste a small bite to adjust salt seasoning before adding an egg.
Use your hands to mix them well and sprinkle with 3 tbsp cassava flour to make the potato mixture less sticky or wet (see notes). The potato mixture should still feel moist but not too wet to form shape.
Use a ¼ cup to form about 10 sweet potato balls and carefully press the balls between the palms of your hands to slightly flatten them into roughly ½ -inch thick discs. Use your hands to gently patting along and smooth out the edges.
Preheat a large nonstick skillet (or well greased cast iron) with 2 tbsp oil. Pan fry the cakes over medium to medium-low heat for about 3 minutes per side until both sides are golden brown. Do this in separate batch so to not overcrowd the skillet. Add more oil if necessary.
Serve hot or in room temperature.
The consistency of mashed sweet potatoes or potatoes vary. Use more cassava flour if the cakes feel too wet to form shape and vice versa.Makes 10 sweet potato cakes at ¼ cup per cake size.