Vegan lentil patties

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Lentil patties without milk and eggs are healthy and easy to make. They are suitable for allergy sufferers who cannot tolerate milk and eggs, but also for busy families with children. A bag of lentil patties in the freezer is perfect for those busy days when you might otherwise be tempted by fast food.

They are made with finely ground lentil flour from your local grocery but are more often found in shops that sell vegan products. The lentil patties are now a stable part of my family’s meal plan, as it is a dish that both children and adults love.

I make them in the oven and put them in the freezer. When it is time to have them for dinner, they are fried in vegan butter or plant oil. The frying gives them a super crispy crust and the sesame seeds have a crunchy bite.
This way you can prepare them in advance and have them in the freezer for days when you are on a tight schedule.

Ingredients

  • 1 dl lentil flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ dl sesame seeds
  • 2 dl water (maximum amount, put it in a little at a time)
  • teaspoon salt, a little pepper, paprika, chili and cumin
  • 3 dl chopped vegetables (e.g. onion, leek, and carrot)
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Course of action
The vegetables are grated and please do not use a blender. We have tried that and the result was not good. The patties became hard and not mushy and crispy as when we used a normal grater.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl in the above order. After the water has been added, the dough is stirred well and the last ingredients are added.

By using the metal ring from a steak press, you can easily shape the lentil patties in a round shape. Dip the metal ring in water before and between each filling, then the lentil dough will release easily. You can also put blobs of lentil dough on the baking paper and that will give a more random shape :-).

The lentil patties are baked in the oven at 200 degrees for approx. 30 minutes They should be a little brown on top, but there must still be room for them to get a little crust on the pan when frying.

Feel free to experiment with other vegetables in the recipe, for example, squash, mushrooms, cauliflower, beetroot, or peppers. Experiment with spices such as coriander, thyme, capers, curry, ginger, or rosemary.

Lentil dishes without milk and eggs are really good. I hope you will also find them to be a delicious, cheap, and easy part of your healthy diet. They can likewise be used in burgers, made as smaller patties or the dough can be fried in oil directly on the pan for extra crispiness.