Nov 2, 2013

Lentil burgers


I liked biting into this burger.

Recipe adapted from Giallo Zafferano
time: 50 min + 2 hrs soaking lentils

ingredients
  • 250 g (9 oz) dry green (or red) lentils, soaked for at least 2 hrs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika (in powder)
  • 2 Tablespoons green onions, chopped finely
  • 50 g (1/3 cup) bread crumbs
olive oil for the pan

instructions
  1. Cook soaked lentils in unsalted water (20 minutes for green, 5 minutes for red). Drain them well. In a food processor, blend lentils, let them cool a bit. In a medium bowl, combine lentils with the rest of the ingredients till smooth or almost smooth. 
  2. Form patties and cook on a skillet (drizzled with olive oil) 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove burgers and place on a piece of a paper towel for the excess oil to drip off.
notes
  • I like lentils but I'm always afraid of that difficult taste; the burgers don't have that;
  • the combination of flavors is very pleasing and satisfying; 
  • I even skipped a  dessert and had yet another burger;
  • my small blender couldn't handle all the beans, so I did most of the work just using a fork;
  • the bean-mix doesn't have to be all smooth;
  • I make something out of beans lately once or twice a week and researching ideas that I would want to eat;

10 comments:

  1. I wonder if I could get my hubby to eat these...
    :-) Mandy xo

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  2. Depends on the hubby, but knowing the general nature of hubbies, I wouldn't try too hard, Mandy :-). xo

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  3. I've never tried lentil before. Wonder what's the taste like but look good :)

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  4. They are boring and annoying when alone...kind of like broccoli. But benefit greatly from good company of spices and herbs. Thank you for taking time to stop by, Ann Low :-).

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  5. Wonderful burgers! I love lentils and patties of that kind.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. Very happy to hear that, Rosa. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. These are right up my alley!

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  8. Hope you'll like them, Angie! Thanks for checking up :).

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  9. Yum, perfect for my meatless Mondays!
    It would be great if you add button for followers, you might have more followers that way. Blogger doesn't let having more than 300 in a reading list, but clicking on a F button is the only way of adding your blog to my list ;-)

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  10. Thanks a million, Jasna. Just did it!

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