sweet potato patties on a plate

Sweet potato patties

Sweet potato patties make a great finger food for your baby, as well as a tasty snack for the whole family too.

Age: 6 mths +

Serves: 15 portions (approx)

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 to 30 mins

Suitable for vegetarians? Y


  • 1 medium sweet potato (230g), peeled
  • 1 small onion (150g), peeled
  • 1 small tin chickpeas (200g), no added sugar or salt, drained
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Let your baby guide you on how much they want to eat. They'll show you when they're full by pushing food back out of their mouth, turning their head, clamping their mouth shut or becoming distracted.


  1. Roughly chop the sweet potatoes and dice the onion.
  2. Boil the potatoes in a saucepan for 15 minutes or until soft – then drain.
  3. While the potatoes are boiling, fry the onions until soft.
  4. Place the potatoes into a large mixing bowl and mash with the chickpeas until smooth.
  5. Mix the diced onion, garam masala and eggs.
  6. Roll into small balls using a tablespoon and flatten to form patties.
  7. Heat half the oil over a moderate heat in a pan. Cook half the patties for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Add the remaining oil and cook the rest of the patties. Drain on a paper towel.
  9. Once cooled, serve on a plate as finger food.
Give your baby sips of water with their meals - rather than sweet drinks which can cause tooth decay.

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