Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lentil Patties


365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian
I go on cooking sprees. This afternoon, I pulled out the quinoa and the orange lentils.  I have this wonderful book which seems to be sitting around forever.  I pick it up, occasionally, get excited about the recipes and put it down without making anything.  There is no rationale behind this.  I really have wanted to use this book.  I bet, I have had it for twenty years.  It is called 365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian.  If you should own it, take a look and you will find a gold mine.  It is part of a series - 365 Ways To....


I think, I didn't follow through with the recipes because I only became a real veggie lover, recently.  The first time, I have had a lentil, knowingly (not in a restaurant or someone's home) was within the past two years.  The book has some interesting lentil recipes. The recipe, I used, is found on page 66 and is called Lentil Patties with Coconut Relish.  If you have read my blog for any length of time, you probably know, I change recipes around and sometimes, there is no way to tell that it came from the original recipe.  This time, I used most of the ingredients but I shifted gears completely, adding the relish to the patties and adding flax seed flour and ground nuts in place of the flour.

You can find a recipe that was most likely based on this recipe, here.  This one has a mango relish which I can imagine being delicious. 

Lentil Patties


  • Time 40 minutes
  • Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked dried orange lentils
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup flax seed flour
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts 
  • 1 egg
  •  1/4 cup shredded coconut
  •  canola oil  (as needed to cook patties)

    Method:


    • Rinse lentils thoroughly in colander under cold running water.
    • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
    • Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, 30 to 40 minutes until lentils are tender; drain.
    • Combine half of lentils, onion, cumin, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce in food processor; process until just combined.
    • Add carrot, flour, egg and coconut
    • Process using pulsing action until well blended; transfer to large bowl.
    • Coat bottom of large skillet with oil.
    • Heat over medium-high heat until very hot.
    • Using large cookie scoop place scoops of lentil mixture in skillet.
    • Cook patties over medium heat 4 - 5 minutes on each side until browned on both sides, adding additional oil if needed.
     I did not get any good photos but to get an idea what these looked like, here is one.  They do look like hamburgers.  I browned them a little too long or on too high a heat so be careful, if making these.
     
     
     
     

    5 comments:

    1. I had to laugh to myself, Chaya. I too do the same thing with cookbooks. I read them, enjoy them, choose recipes, and put them down without ever trying the recipe. Silly us:)

      Your lentil patties sound intriguing and I'm liking the thought of the grated carrots and flax seed flour.

      Thanks for sharing...

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    2. D'oh! I just made hamburger patties, but I'll have to add these lentil patties to my list very soon. Great recipe!

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    3. We make lentil patties slightly different style this one looks delicious.

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    4. Thanks for sharing with hearth and soul hop.

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