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15-Minute Savory AIP Irish [Sweet] Potato Cakes

AIP Irish Potato Cakes on a white serving platter.
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Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day (or any day, really) with these 15-Minute AIP Irish [Sweet] Potato Cakes! Savory, crispy outside with a luscious, creamy center. And they only require 4 ingredients!

An AIP Saint Patrick’s Day

In my quest to enjoy an autoimmune-friendly Saint Patrick’s Day, I have been hard at work creating AIP versions of some St Paddy’s Day classics. Last week, I shared an Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew Recipe. This week, I’m sharing a simple Irish breakfast classic with an AIP twist. Irish Potato Cakes! But with white sweet potatoes!

They are so delicious, you won’t miss your standard Irish potatoes at all! Promise. Even if you aren’t following the Autoimmune Protocol, I highly recommend these AIP Irish Potato Cakes. They’re the perfect savory side to a simple Irish breakfast, lunch or dinner. And they only require 4 ingredients and about 10-15 minutes to prepare.

AIP Irish Potato Cakes on a white background.

How to make AIP Irish Potato Cakes

These AIP Irish [Sweet] Potato Cakes are super simple to make! You just need 4 ingredients, a bowl and a large skillet.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 cups mashed white sweet potatoes (pre-made)
  • 1/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried chives (these are optional, but I thought they added a delicious savory taste)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

First, if you don’t have any pre-made mashed sweet potatoes, just peel and roughly chop a few white sweet potatoes, cover with water in a saucepan and boil for a few minutes, until potato chunks are easily pierced with a fork. Drain and mash, adding a bit of sea salt and coconut milk for flavoring and creaminess. Done and done.

Then, combine the mashed sweet potatoes, cassava flour, onion powder, chives (if using) and sea salt in a bowl and mix well. Divide into 6 balls (I just used my hands, but you can use a cookie scoop).

Add a good drizzle of avocado or coconut oil to a large skillet, warmed over medium heat. Once the pan is hot and oil is glistening, add the potato cake balls and squish them down a bit, to form a patty. Cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and heated through.

You may need to cook these in two batches, depending on how large your skillet is. I fit all 6 patties on a 12″ skillet, no problem. If you do need to cook in batches, be sure to add oil to the pan in between batches. These potato cakes are pretty sticky and will stick to the pan if there isn’t enough oil.

Serve with sautéed cabbage and bacon for an AIP Irish breakfast!

AIP Irish Potato Cakes stacked on a serving board.

FAQ

What if I can’t find white sweet potatoes?

If you can’t find white sweet potatoes, you can try substituting orange sweet potatoes, but the potato cakes will be much sweeter. You can also try another starchy vegetable, such as rutabaga or parsnips. I have not tried either, yet, so if you do, please let me know how it goes in the comments!

What should I serve these AIP Irish Potato Cakes with?

These potato cakes are so versatile! You can serve them with breakfast, lunch or dinner.

For breakfast, serve with sautéed cabbage and crispy bacon. Or crispy bacon and a fried egg (eggs are not AIP, but they are Paleo and Whole30). Or top with smashed avocado and smoked salmon. You can even treat these potato cakes like pancakes and drizzle a little maple syrup on them for a savory-sweet treat!

For lunch or dinner, serve these potato cakes as a savory side to AIP corned beef and cabbage. Or top with sautéed garlic and mushrooms and serve with a juicy steak. You could also make some loaded potato cakes by topping them with shredded beef (or pork), crumbled bacon, coconut sour cream and sliced chives.

I’d love to hear some of your ideas for how to serve these AIP Irish Potato Cakes in the comments!

Close up of a bite of AIP Irish Potato Cakes.

Other recipes to try

For another delicious St. Paddy’s Day dish, try this Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew!

Or try serving it with this Slow Cooker Kalua Pork and Cabbage (not AIP, but is Paleo).

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AIP Irish Potato Cakes stacked on a serving board.

15-Minute Savory AIP Irish [Sweet] Potato Cakes

  • Author: Andrea
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Irish
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day (or any day, really) with these 15-Minute AIP Irish [Sweet] Potato Cakes! Savory, crispy outside with a luscious, creamy center. And they only require 4 ingredients!


Ingredients

Scale

2 cups mashed white sweet potatoes (pre-made)

1/4 cup cassava flour

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp dried chives (optional)

1/4 tsp sea salt


Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Divide into 6 balls (I just used my hands, but you can use a cookie scoop).
  2. Add a good drizzle of avocado or coconut oil to a large skillet, warmed over medium heat. Once the pan is hot and oil is glistening, add the potato cake balls and squish them down a bit, to form a patty. Cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and heated through.
  3. Serve with sautéed cabbage and bacon for an AIP Irish breakfast!


Notes

You may need to cook these in two batches, depending on how large your skillet is. I fit all 6 patties on a 12″ skillet, no problem. If you do need to cook in batches, be sure to add oil to the pan in between batches. These potato cakes are pretty sticky and will stick to the pan if there isn’t enough oil.

If you don’t have any pre-made mashed sweet potatoes, just peel and chop a few white sweet potatoes, cover with water in a saucepan and boil for a few minutes, until potato chunks are easily pierced with a fork. Drain and mash, adding a bit of sea salt and coconut milk for flavoring and creaminess.

Save these AIP Irish Potato Cakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days (depending on when your mashed potatoes were originally cooked – reheating does not reset the clock on food!). To reheat, warm a skillet over medium-low, add a small drizzle of oil and heat the potato cakes through for just a few minutes, until warm.

Nutrition information is an estimate.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 potato cake
  • Calories: 73
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 1g

Keywords: irish potato cakes, potato cakes, sweet potato cakes, st paddy’s day, saint patrick’s day

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day (or any day, really) with these 15-Minute AIP Irish [Sweet] Potato Cakes! Savory, crispy outside with a luscious, creamy center. And they only require 4 ingredients! #aip #saintpatricks #stpaddysday #potatocakes #sweetpotatocakes #irishpotatocakes #paleo #whole30

P.S. This recipe is featured in Phoenix Helix’s AIP Recipe Roundtable #362! Go check it out!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Nancy
    March 30, 2021 at 2:12 am

    My husband and I both loved the Irish Potato Cakes. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Andrea
      March 30, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you so much for your rating and feedback, Nancy!

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