You all surely know lentils, isn’t it? And certainly, many of you use them for delicious one-pot or used in salads delicious as well! I have made patties out of it. This is very common int the vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
Maybe it sounds to you complicated, but the truth is, that’s not that way. You don’t have necessarily to rely on prepackages to make vegetarian patties. This one are really very easy to prepare.
I have already used pre-cooked lentils, which I had frozen. Once the lentils are cooked , they can be portioned and frozen until the next use for a soup, salad or patties. You can freeze all the legumes after you’ve cooked them, chickpeas, white beans, beans, kidney beans, black beans or brown lentils. It works fine! You make only one effort of soaking and then cooking them. Using a pressure cooker it goes even faster. You surely can use the canned legumes!
Hint: When these patties are ready and fried, they can also be portioned and frozen.
My lentils patties are vegetarian because I’ve used feta, too. But a vegan variation is specified in the recipe. I’ve replaced feta with dried tomatoes and capers! 😉
Junior liked these patties very much 😉 So have a try with your kids! 😉
And here is the recipe!
- 300 g brown cooked lentils (canned)
- 2 large potatoes boiled,
- 1 carrot, grated
- 2 spring onions, diced
- 1 clove garlic, finely diced
- 75g feta (vegan: dried tomatoes and 1 tablespoon capers)
- 1 egg (vegan: Dissolve 2 tablespoons chickpea flour in water)
- a handful of parsley
- Salt pepper
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Peel the potatoes, chop coarsely and boil in lightly salted water until tender.
- Drain the lentils.
- Peel and grate the carrot. Wash the spring onions and dice, peel garlic and dice and put all into a large bowl.
- Add the lentils mix well.
- When the potatoes are cooked, drain and mash in the same pot and let cool slightly.
- Then add the potatoes in the bowl with the other ingredients. Crumble the feta and add 1 egg into the bowl (Vegan: Cut the dried tomatoes into small cubes and whisk 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour with 2 tablespoons of water and add into the bowl.) Season with salt, pepper and parsley. All mix well and add some breadcrumbs.
- Now form the patties.
- In a lightly oiled pan fry the patties on both sides until brown (each side about 5-8 minutes).
Serve these patties with a delicious salad and a cottage cheese feta dip, or vegan: zaziki made of soy yogurt!
Recipe from: www.emmiscookin.com
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