Thursday, August 28, 2008

Homemade Veggie Patties

This afternoon I was feeling oh so "Martha Stewart" and decided to invent my own veggie patties. I still have tons of summer squash & purple beans that desperately need to be eaten. I whipped out the old trusty food processor and tossed in 1/2 cup chic peas, 1 cup sliced summer squash and a big old handful of beans. I blended it all until it looked kind of pasty. I transfered this goop to a bowl and added 2 tablespoons Whole Wheat Pastry flour, 1 tablespoon oat bran, 1 tsp JalapeƱo mustard (you can use any flav. you like), some dried basil, fresh ground pepper and an egg white. I stirred it all together until it was well combined. Then I scooped out 4 equal size patties onto a Silpat lined baking sheet. You can not form these with your hands - way too moist - my method worked just fine. I baked them at 425 for 30 minutes. At the half way point I turned them over because they seemed to be getting pretty brown on the bottoms. Thankfully they flipped very easily - I was afraid they would fall apart.


You can see how nice and crispy the outside got but they are very moist and tender on the inside. I would have to say a sure winner!! I am so glad that I did a little experimenting today because I am so gonna make these babies more often and I am going to play around with FLAVA!!!

I also had a Thomas English muffin with Sunflower seed butter and ....

some shredded cabbage & carrots tossed with tofu and Maple Grove Farms dressing.

I am dragging the little guy out to the store - time to restock my fridge with some yummy goodies. I am thinking about making a trip to Trader Joe's - it's only about a half hour away. I will let you know if I find anything cool. See you later. Enjoy the rest of your day.

7 comments:

eatingbender said...

Those veggie patties look amazing! I seriously thought they were cookies at first - YUM!

*Erica* said...

Way to go, Martha! Don't you just love it when you try something and it WORKS! Yum!

VeggieGirl said...

Great-looking veggie patties!!

Have fun at Trader Joe's I just got home from Whole Foods :0)

sportsnutritionliving said...

Great job on the veggie patties... it really is such a good idea because you save money and you dont get any of the fillers that some of the companies add in!

Fitnessista said...

what a fabulous idea!!! can't wait to try these :D
have fun grocery shopping!!!

Erica said...

I vote you get your own show on the food network :) Those sound wayy yummy! What a fun activity!

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