Another thing I have never been good at or shall I say never been able to find a recipe that works for me is “veggie burger” type things.
I always seem to over process the veggie part and then it is always too soft in the middle or falls apart.
But I think I just may have found a combo that works!
Here is what you will need:
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- 1/2 cup Italian parsley
- 1/2 toasted walnuts ( important to toast for flavour)
- 1 can of navy or white beans (rinsed)
- 2 eggs
In the food processor, start with the garlic alone and give it a good whirl to give it a head start on the chopping.
Then add the parsley and walnuts, give them a whirl till they are finely chopped.
Then finally the beans and the eggs. Whirl them all up till they are chopped and well mixed but NOT completely smooth.
Then in a separate mixing bowl add:
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 minced green onions
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- zest of 1 lemon
Mix that together and then add the bean and nut mixture and mix thoroughly.
Shape into patties and put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment and then put them in the fridge for at least half hour to let them firm up.
Then you can either brush them with olive oil and bake them in the oven at 350, turning once, till they are golden brown. Or pan fry them in a little oil, about 6 minutes per side, again, till golden brown.
Then serve as you would any other patty. On a bun or on top of salad…..