Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Homemade Veggie Burgers

 

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I had some leftover cauliflower in my fridge and had to use it as soon as possible but didn’t know what to do with it.

Then it hit me: Why not use it for veggie burgers? And that’s exactly what I did!

It was just a matter of mixing it up with some chick peas and a few other veggies and herbs and there it was. They came out delicious and so fresh.

All I had to do was arrange them in an organic carrot bun with romaine and Jarlsberg cheese and it was simply heaven on a bite!

If you are wondering what to make for dinner tonight and have some veggies forgotten in the fridge, just mix them up and make yourself a homemade veggie burger with whatever you have in hand.

You can use broccoli and beans, of any kind. I just used chick peas because they are my favorite, but really, any beans or grains will do.

Here is the recipe I used for the patties. It makes 7 to 8 medium patties.

I hope you try them soon.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cauliflower (roasted with garlic, 1 bay leaf, olive oil, salt and pepper)

1/2 can of chick peas (washed and drained)

1 carrot (finely chopped)

1 celery stick (finely chopped)

1/2 onion (finely chopped)

1 egg

1 cup panko (or any other breadcrumb you have available)

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste

a drizzle of olive oil

 

Directions:

Roast the cauliflower for about 30 to 50 minutes in  a 350F oven.

In a food processor, chop the carrot, celery and onion together.

Add the cauliflower (cold) and the chick peas.

Add the egg and mix well.

Remove the mixture from the food processor. In a bowl add the parsley, panko and the salt and pepper to taste.

Using your hands, shape the patties.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan.

Add the patties when the oil is very hot. Fry both sides well. Cover with a lid if necessary.

You may add the cheese and cover them to help the cheese melt.

Serve hot.

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