Cooking for one requires creative use of leftovers. This is what I do with my left over whipped Sweet potatoes
1/2 Red Onion, chopped fine
1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped fine
1 Tb brown sugar
1 1/2 Cup Panko Japanese Style bread crumbs
2 Cups mashed sweet potatoes
Fry up the onions and pepper in about a TBl of butter until transparent. Add the potatoes to the pan and stir, adding some ground pepper, salt and sugar. Make a patty out of the potatoes and dip in breadcrumbs. Note the potatoes will be wet so this is a little messy. Fry in 2 tbl olive oil.
I had that with a couple of pieces of bacon. (not candied)