Sweet-potato green-lentil patties

Today I graved for some kind of comfort food but didn’t want to loose this semi-healthy vegan track I’m on so I decided to make some burger patties. I have used all kinds of beans and lentils for patties but today I was out of my most common friends (chickpeas and red lentils that go well together with zucchini) and I had to invent something completely new and I’m glad I did cause those patties were so good. We finished all 12 and I think I’ll make new batch tomorrow.

So to make long story short – here comes recipe:

  • 1 medium size sweet potato (peeled and chopped into smaller chunks)
  • ca 200g of dry green lentils (about 500g of boiled or 1 can)
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 Tbsp of spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of coriander
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • some freshly ground black pepper

I started with boiling lentils (you can used canned ones) and steaming sweet potato – this took about 30 minutes. It is important to add salt to the boiling lentils when lentils are soft otherwise they won’t get soft. After that I drained lentils and mixed everything together with a potato masher.

Then formed nice patties with my hands (think about throwing tennis ball from one hand to another and then strait to the hot pan) and fried them brown from both sides and then baked another 15 minutes in the oven at 170 degrees.

I ate mine between whole-wheat burger patties with vegan mayo, chilli sauce and avocado-lime mash but others got their portions with rice and avocado salad.

Girls: 6 and 7

Husband: 8

Baby boy: 10 (first my avocado but then all those patties)

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