Jan 20, 2010

veggie lentil patties

if yesterdays's biscuits were loaded with calories, these patties aren't. got the idea for this recipe from a magazine but had to mess around with the original...

i used

1 dl green lentils, soaked and cooked
1 dl breadcrumbs
1 dl 4% cooking cream (the original recipe says vegetable stock would be ok)
1 egg
2 carrots, grated
1 parsnip, grated
1 large onion, finely minced
1 mild chilli, finely minced
1 glove garlic, grated
3 cm ginger, grated
3 tsp fresh thyme, finely minced
pinch white pepper
2 tbsp vegetable oil (optional)

first soaked 1 dl of green lentils in water for 1 h, then cooked for 10 mins

then mixed breadcrumbs and cream in small bowl and let sit while chopping onion and grating garlic

added cooled lentils and grated ginger

grated carrots and parsnip, minced chilli and thyme, mixed egg first with breadcrumb-cream mixture then with other ingredients, added white pepper and mixed well

poured vegetable oil into small bowl and with oiled hands formed 12 patties onto a baking sheet. you could omit the oil all together and use parchment paper. baked these in 200C oven for 20 mins

there is no salt in the recipe, ginger and chilli kinda take care of packing great flavor so that i didn't miss salt. you could go all vegetarian and change the cream for vegetable stock or soya "milk".

i guess i should have thought further and gotten some sour cream to make a sauce with parsley and lemon to serve with these. i liked how the lentils baked into crunchy nutty-like bites in the patties

the dog was hopefully following my cooking, nothing for him this time

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