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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lentil Dinner Patties/Burgers

 
Lentil Dinner Patties/Burgers are delicious served with potatoes, gravy and vegetables for a satisfying dinner or supper.  They also make excellent burgers served with your favourite condiments and on your favourite buns.  And, to add to their versatility, they can be served cold in a sandwich. 

These patties/burgers are something I threw together last week when I was taking a dish to a church potluck.  Looking for something different for a change I settled on lentil patties. I didn't have a recipe for anything I really liked so I started adding a few ingredients to the bowl and this is what came out--delicous, savoury patties that I think are really good!  

I made them again today, remembering as best I could what I had put in them and they were still really good.  I did add a little more oatmeal today but that was just to see what they would be like a little firmer.  They were great both ways.  When you make these you can add a little more or less oatmeal for a softer or firmer pattie.   And as with any pattie or burger, use your favourite seasonings.  
 

Lentil Patties/Burgers
1 19-ounce (540 ml) can brown lentils, well drained
3 eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 ½ cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
¾ cup dry oatmeal
1 medium onion, small dice
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon savoury or ½ teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon steak seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Oil for frying

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together.  Mix well until everything is well combined.  Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the oats and bread crumbs absorb liquid.

Place 1 or 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan over medium heat.  While oil is heating, form mixture into 12-14 patties.  Fry patties slowly until golden brown on each side.  While frying add more oil to the pan as needed.


Makes 12-14 patties/burgers.



These patties take only a little preparation.  Drain the lentils, grate the cheese, dice the onions and make a few crumbs. Use fresh bread crumbs for best results.  

 Dump all the ingredients in a large bowl.  

 Mix all the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.

Heat the oil in the frying pan and add the patties.  Fry slowly over medium heat.

Fry until golden brown on both sides.  When frying add more oil as needed.

We had our Lentil Dinner Patties/Burgers for dinner.  They were delicious with mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato and chopped cabbage. 

Delicious Lentil Dinner Patties/Burgers--quick and easy to make.  
 

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