There are no pretences, no affectations in this humble little patty to be anything even remotely meaty because it’s not and it definitely doesn’t parade as one either, nor is it a suitable substitute for a fat juicy meat burger, however it’s a rather decent vegetable patty and goes a long way with varied flavourings, not to mention too easy to eat without the guilt of it all.
The ingredients are as follows. Kidney beans, boiled potatoes, spring onions, green chilli, lemon, mushrooms, salt and some spices.
to begin, chop the vegetables into small pieces and peel the potatoes.
I decided to throw in a bunch of coriander as well,
Put the chopped vegetables in a large bowl
add kidney beans
and smoosh everything together to form a mixture
Scoop out the mixture in equal sized portions to form it into patties. I do this using a 1/3 cup measure.
and fry them in a pan with some oil
until they’re deliciously crisp and golden on both sides.
And just like that, we have our patties and here are some fixings to turn it all into a burger.
which we begin by smearing some lovely sauce that is really just some mayonnaise and ketchup with a dash of Tabasco over a toasted homemade burger bun
a layer of ripe tomatoes and crunchy onions
stack a just made vegetable patty over it.
some cheese for good luck in good measure.
and then perhaps another patty
and another slice of juicy tomato
and onions. We’re building a food skyscraper here.
and finally the dome of the bun. And there you have it. A veggie burger.
Kidney beans: 200g
Boiled potato: 150g
Spring onions: 3-4 stalks
Coriander: 3-4 stalks
Green chilli- 1 small
Cumin: 1 tsp
Salt: 1tsp (to taste)
lemon juice: 1 tsp
Paprika: 1 tsp
Chop the mushrooms, spring onions, green chilli and coriander into fine pieces and add the peeled boiled potatoes into a large bowl. Add in the kidneys beans, lemon juice and the spices into the bowl and mash all the ingredients together with a potato masher.
Once they’re evenly combined, form them into patties and fry over medium heat in a tablespoon of oil.
Once the patties are crisped and golden on both sides use them to form into burgers.