I know how I keep saying that the best vegetarian/ vegan home-made patties are made out of beans but this time I wanted to try out something different and use a vegetable as the main ingredient.
Carrot was the chosen one; I added some amaranth (highly nutritional seeds) not only as a binding element but also because I find it adds a nice crunch to the patties. Of course I couldn’t skip throwing in some dried tomatoes which have become one of my favorite flavor enhancers; rounding it up with some sesame seeds… if I let myself go I could write poetry about this recipe!
My Meatless Monday suggestion for this week – hope you like it, buen provecho!
(Vegan) Carrot Amaranth Patties
Ingredients (makes 4):
Around 2 carrots (160g)
50g dried tomatoes
10g sesame seeds
Around 75g semolina (flour)
Salt, pepper and paprika powder for spicing
1. Peel the carrots, cut them in chunks and cook them in boiling water for 20 minutes (they should feel soft when pinched).
2. Cook the amaranth (slightly covered) in boiling water for 3 minutes at low temperature.
3. In a food processor, combine the cooked carrot and amaranth, dried tomatoes and sesame seeds until you get a creamy texture. Add the semolina and mix well. The dough should be a bit dry and hold itself in order to make the patties. Feel free to add some more semolina if needed to get the right texture. Spice this up with some salt, pepper and paprika powder to taste.
4. Heat up a pan and spoon in the mixture forming the patties, making sure to turn them once so that both sides are cooked.