Tuna and corn sweet potato jacket

Are you trying to convince the kid in your life to learn to cook? Raising a 12 years old girl, I know that it’s important to make cooking a fun activity instead of a chore.

I also know that kids love to make food that looks like an animal or a cartoon character. Does your kid like Mickey Mouse, Stuart Little or Cinderella? If yes, this tuna and corn sweet potato jacket from Abang Brian’s ‘Cooking With Kids’ cookbook is the perfect recipe for both of you to try!
Tuna and corn sweet potato jacket

4 large sweet potatoes
425 caned tuna in spring water, drained and flaked
250 g (2 cons) corn kernels, drained and rinsed
20 g whole-egg mayonnaise
15 g spring onions, thinly and diagonallly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C and position the oven rack just above the centre of the oven.
  2. Scrub and rinse the potatoes, then pat dry.
  3. Pierce each potato 6 times evenly with a form, and wrap in foil.
  4. Place them on the oven rack and back for one and the half hours, or until a skewer can pierce through them.
  5. Transfer them onto a plate and let them cool for 10 minutes


  1. Combine the tuna, corn and mayonnaise in a bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and set aside


  1. Remove the foil from potatoes. Cut a deep cross on top of each potato. Using a tea towel, hold one potato in your hand and gently squeeze the base for the top to open up.Do this with the remaining potatoes.
  2. Place the potatoes on a plate and top them with the tuna mixture.
  3. Sprinkle with some spring onions and lunch is served.

tuna and corn

“Introducing kids to cooking early also lets you create memories together as family, while imparting practical life skills to them” – Abang Brian

Why not try this recipe with your favourite kid?

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