As you may have gathered, I’m a huge fan of veggie patties. I eat them all the time. Unfortunately, they’re expensive and I’m broke. So I was looking around for a recipe for some sort of patty that’s cheap to make that would fit the need of my December Recipe Challenge (aka healthy).
Vegetarian Lentil Burger:
adapted from 101 Cookbooks
1 and 1/2 cup cooked lentils
2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg beater type product)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 shake of cayenne pepper
1/2 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 tsp olive oil
Ingredient, minus the onion because I forgot to include it in the picture 😦
I cooked some lentils (slightly undercooked since the recipe said to use black lentils which apparently are less mushy than the lentils I have), then put 1 and 1/2 cup of lentils in the food processor with the egg, salt, garlic and cayenne.
Then I processed it for a few seconds, til it looked like chunky hummus. I wanted to have who lentils still in it, but you can probably process it more if you prefer.
Then I combined the lentil mixture with the onions and breadcrumbs in a bowl .
I formed the mixture into patties (I think I got 8 out of this, medium sized).
Heated the oil and cooked them (covered) for about 8-10 minutes. On medium heat. If you have a lid that’s great if not, use foil like I did.
These turned out pretty well! I like them! Next time I would add a little more salt or other spices to make them a little more fun. I still have a ton of lentils that I cooked so I think next time I’ll try making them with a Moroccan twist by adding cumin, corriander, cinnamon and lemon!
Also, don’t forget to suggest a cake!