Easy Lentil & Veggie Patties

Serves 4

Preparation: 45 mins

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Easy Lentil & Veggie Patties

Easy peasy! These patties are great for main meals, lunches or snacks. They taste great and are so healthy!

Ingredients

  • Half cup red lentils
  • One cup of water
  • Enough raw vegetables to make up approx 2-3 cups of vegetables when mashed (pumpkin, potato, broccoli, cauliflower that sort of thing)
  • One cup of Breadcrumbs
  • Oil for shallow frying

Directions

  1. Add the red lentils to the water.
  2. Bring to the boil and then simmer until all water is dissolved (keep stirring though as the lentils have a tendancy to stick to the saucepan)
  3. Boil your raw vegetables in water until they are soft enough to mash
  4. Drain the vegetables and mash (no need to add any vegan butter or soy milk)
  5. Add the lentils to the vegetables and mix thoroughly
  6. Allow to cool before forming patties (I tend to put the mixture in the fridge as this helps to 'bond' the mixture)
  7. Once cooled, form into good size patties (something that could fit on a burger bun)
  8. Coat the patties in breadcrumbs (Note: you may find that the cooling tends to bond the mixture, however, you may wish to add an egg replacer such as Organ's 'No-Egg' to assist with the bonding before cooking).
  9. Heat the oil in the frying pan till it is quite hot. The hotter the oil, the better the patties will cook without falling apart.
  10. Cook till they are golden brown on both sides and serve immediately (a good fruit chutney/sauce and a fresh salad goes fabulously).

Variation

    Make these patties your very own by adding your own favourite ingredients, or try freshly minced garlic, spring onions and fresh corn kernels (cut directly off the cob) to the vegetable mix. Gives it that extra kick!

Recipe thanks to Natasha Reus

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