Sardine cakes

Servings: 14 small cakes  |   Prep time: 30 min |   Cooking time: 30 min

Sardine are hormone superfoods because they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, B12, selenium, vitamin D & healthy protein. Your body will love you for including these into your diet.

Great anti-inflammatory recipe!


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tins of sardines (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) seasoning (Combine, ground black pepper, salt, mustard powder, paprika)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) fresh drill / coriander / parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon (10 ml) hot sauce, such as Tabasco (optional)
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Coconut oil for frying


  1. Preheat oven to 180C while chopping the onion into the fine pieces and sweet potato’s in halves.
  2. Bake the sweet potato’s and onion with a little bit of coconut oil on a baking try in the oven, until tender (20-30 minutes).
  3. Place the cooked sweet potato’s, onions, drained fish, herbs, hot sauce, corn flour, lemon juice and egg in a mixing bowl and with an electric hand blender and pulse until mixture is combined. If the mixture is wet, add some corn flour to firm up slightly.
  4. Make patties and fry them over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side side until golden brown.
  5. Tip: The fish is oily, so do not use a lot of oil for frying.
  6. Serve with oven baked Portobello mushroom and coleslaw.

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