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French Quarter Sweet Potato Cake #SP5

“Official Contest Entry: Simply Potatoes 5Fix. Bourbon street has nothing on this...sweet and savory with andouille sausage, sauteed shrimp, tangy green tomato all sitting on a sweet potato cake! Great as an appetizer, side dish, or made larger for a main dish...with this mix of flavors you'll make everyone's tastebuds happy!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 (24 ounce) bag Simply Potatoes Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 lb tail-on medium raw shrimp
  • 1 (12 ounce) package andouille sausages
  • 2 medium green tomatoes or 2 medium tomatillos, if green tomatoes are not available


  1. Heat non-stick sautee pan over medium heat. Cut andouille sausage on the bias. When the pan is hot, add sausage and cook until edges are golden brown (about 4-5 minutes). Set aside.
  2. Slice green tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. In the same pan, turn up the heat to medium-high and heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter making sure to scrape all the brown bits left by the andouille sausage. When butter is foaming, add tomato slices and sautee 2 minutes per side. Tomatoes should have nice browning on both sides. Set aside.
  3. Open Simply Potatoes Mashed Sweet Potatoes and divide potatoes into 6 round balls (more or less if you are doing small appetizers or larger entree with this recipe). Using your hands, form flat patties with sweet potatoes (each should be about 1/2 inch thick). Heat 1/2 tablespoon butter in a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add sweet potato cakes. Cook approximately 4-5 minutes per side flipping once.
  4. Heat last 1/2 tablespoon of butter in sautee pan over medium heat and cook shrimp until shrimp turns pink (about 2-3 minutes) flipping shrimp to cook both sides.
  5. Plate the dish by placing one sweet potato cake on plate, top with one slice sauteed green tomato, followed by andouille sausage slices, and finish with a few sauteed shrimp. Serve immediately.

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