Sweet Potato Fritters with Smashed Avocado and Salmon

Nov 14, 2017

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Sweet Potato Fritters with Smashed Avocado and Salmon

Extracted from Maggie’s Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins.


1 ripe hass avocado

1 lime juiced

2 tbspn Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus extra to serve

200g salmon fillet, cooked and flaked (see note) or smoked or tinned salmon

to serve dill or chervil sprigs

to serve lime wedges


400g sweet potato peeled

to season sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 large silverbeet leaves finely chopped

1 spring onion finely chopped

2 free range eggs

1 tspn coriander chopped

2 tbspn Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1. Preheat the oven to 150C (fan-forced).

2. To make the fritters, coarsely grate the sweet potato, then place in a bowl and mix in 1 teaspoon sea salt. Stand for 10 minutes, then drain the sweet potato and squeeze out any excess liquid.

3. In a separate bowl, place the chopped silverbeet, spring onion, eggs and coriander. Add the sweet potato, season to taste and mix well.

4. Heat the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Working in 2 batches, place 3 tablespoons of mixture for each fritter into the pan and press down with a spatula. Cook on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, then drain on paper towel. Place on a baking tray, cover with foil and keep warm in the oven while you cook the remaining fritters.

5. Smash the avocado flesh and lime juice in a bowl until smooth. Stir in the olive oil and season to taste.

6. To serve, place 2 fritters on each plate. Top with the smashed avocado, salmon and sprigs of dill or chervil. Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and serve with lime wedges.

7. Note: If using fresh salmon, drizzle a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the fish, skin-side down and cook for 3 minutes or to the point where it will almost burn. Remove the salmon, then quickly wipe out the pan with paper towel, being careful not to burn yourself. Add a drizzle of oil or a bit of butter to the pan, reduce the heat to lowmedium and return the salmon to the pan, skin-side up. Cook for 2 minutes, then rest for 10 minutes.

8. Remove and discard the skin, then flake the fish.

Recipe kindly provided by Maggie Beer.Extracted from Maggies Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins.

"To have a healthy old age you must act now, whether you are 30 or 50.

I have two great passions sharing my love of cooking delicious simple food and improving the health and nutrition of older people. I hope this cookbook does both but its not for old people, its for you.

My recipe for life is to have a healthy attitude to eating its all about balance, variety and choosing foods that give you the best chance of being in good health now and into your future. This is not a diet book its a way of life."- Maggie Beer

Maggie Beer and Professor Ralph Martins have teamed up to fight one of the most debilitating diseases of our later years. Based on the latest scientific research, Maggie has created more than 200 recipes that help provide the nutrients we need for optimum brain health. More than one million Australians are affected every day by Alzheimers or its impact on their family but the good news is that you can eat well to age well, from this moment on.

The proceeds from Maggies Recipe for Life will be shared between the Maggie Beer Foundation and the Lions Alzheimers Research Foundation.