Monday, May 24, 2010

Lentil-Walnut Burger

Man! I want to make these again! Blogging about food on an empty stomach just isn’t the best idea… (That’s Yogurt-Cilantro sauce on the burger, I’ll post that recipe too) I doubled the recipe and it worked great!
  • 3/4 cup lentils rinsed
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (I didn’t use these as I don’t like them at all. I’m a spice wimp)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 TBS olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until fragrant and darkened - about 10 minutes. Take out and leave them to cool
  3. Place the lentils in a saucepan and cover with about an inch of water above the lentils
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer
  5. Cover and cook until the lentils are tender but still holding their shape, 15-20 minutes. Drain well and cool
  6. In a food processor combine the walnuts, breadcrumbs, garlic, cumin, coriander, pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  7. Process until finely ground
  8. Add the lentils and 1 TBS olive oil pulse until coarsely chopped leaving some of the lentils whole
  9. In a large bowl, whisk the egg, add the lentil mixture and mix well
  10. Divide into 4 pieces, roll into balls and squish them between your hands until they’re about 3/4 inch thick
  11. Heat 3 TBS olive oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat
  12. Add the patties and cook until crisp and browned on each side – about 8-10 minutes a side
  13. Place on paper towel to drain some of the oil off.

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