These sweet potato and green pea patties are so healthy, delicious, and filling! And the preparation is not that complicated as it might look like.
Flavored with rosemary, smoked paprika and spiced with cayenne pepper, you can serve them on a bun, salads, or with some grilled veggies.
In this paragraph you’ll find general information about the ingredients, their role and possible substitutes. Details about quantities and preparations steps are in the recipe card at the end of the article.
- veggie mix – I chose sweet potato, white beans and green peas as they’re all full of fiber, proteins and vitamins; you can use either dry or canned white beans, no matter what type of beans you choose; also, green peas can be either fresh or frozen;
- onion & garlic – they always bring flavor to any dish you prepare;
- spices – I chose rosemary, smoked paprika and cayenne powder; if you don’t like rosemary, use thyme or other flavor closer to your taste;
- dough binder – I chose breadcrumbs and a bit of flaxseed flour; if gluten-free, use GF breadcrumbs or GF flour (the patties might be a bit gooey on the inside, if using flour).
How to make sweet potato and green pea patties
Step 1: Prepare the vegetables
There are two ways to prepare the sweet potatoes: boiling or baking. I chose the first method and I peeled the potatoes after they cooled a little. If you want to bake the potatoes, peel them and cut into small pieces so they cook faster.
If using dry beans, soak them overnight and then boil them 30-40 minutes, until they become soft and tender. I add a bit of baking soda when soaking the beans to help them cook faster. Make sure you drain well the beans before using them. If you’re using canned white beans, you only need to rinse and drain them.
With the green peas it easy, you only need to blanch them for 1-2 minutes.
In the meantime, peel and finely chop / mince onion and garlic.
Step 2: Combine the patties ingredients
Place the cooked sweet potato and white beans into a large bowl and mash them with a fork or use hands. Slightly crush the green peas then put it into the bowl.
Next, bring in the rest of the ingredients and combine them well.
Step 3: Bake the patties
Form patties using your hands and place them in a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake the patties for 40 minutes at 180° C, until they become crisp on the edges. I tried pan frying, but the dough is too soft and the patties broke apart when I flipped them. Plus the sweet potato absorbs a bit too much oil for my taste. That’s why baking is my go to method in this case.
How to store the sweet potato and green pea vegan patties
This recipe makes about 20 patties, but it can easily be halved. However, leftovers keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. You can reheat the patties in a skillet on the stove or in the oven. They can also be frozen up to 2 months.
How to serve the sweet potato patties
These patties taste delicious on their own or topped with some vegan ranch dressing. Or you can easily throw together a vegan burger if you have a few burger buns, fresh veggies or pickles at hand.
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Sweet Potato and Green Pea Patties
- 800 g sweet potato either baked or boiled
- 250 g white beans canned or boiled dry beans
- 130 g green peas blanched
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp flaxseed flour
- 120 g breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp salt or to taste
- ⅔ tsp rosemary powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne powder
- Place the cooked potatoes and white beans in a large bowl and mash them with a fork;
- Break the blanched green peas (don't mash) and put them into the bowl;
- Add the rest of the ingredients and combine them well;
- Preheat the oven at 180° C and line a baking tray with parchment paper;
- Form patties with your hands and put them into the baking tray;
- Bake the patties for about 40 minutes, until they're crisp on the outside;
- Remove from the oven, allow them to cool then serve with fresh veggies or make some vegan burgers.
- I used 100 g dry beans to get 250 g cooked beans.
- Make equally sized patties so they cook at the same time.