Thursday, February 18, 2010

lentil burgers

red lentils are the shit. i was craving something lentil-ey and i found this recipe on fatfreevegan. it was just what i wanted.
changed it up a little:

1 cup red lentils
1.5 cups hot water
1/4 cup fresh, chopped cilantro
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, minced
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1-2 tablespoons hot dijon mustard
flour for binding
cooking spray or oil

Boil the lentils with the water. When the lentils are cooked, all the water should be absorbed. If the lentils are watery, let them sit to absorb the rest of the moisture. When the lentils are cooked and relatively cooled, add the cilantro, garlic, onion, mustard, and spices. If the mixture is watery, add some flour to bind the ingredients. Shape the lentils into patties and broil in oven or fry in skillet.

i had some issues with them falling apart as i tried to fry them. then i tried to cook some in my george foreman grill.. those worked but took a long time for some reason. next time i'll just do it in the oven.

topped it with cherry tomatoes and garlic sprouts. will totally make this again, it was so amazing! dylan brought over the cutest potatoes i've ever seen to serve on the side.

cookies for dessert :)

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